What is the Ice Warrior Project?
Ice Warrior was founded over 20 years ago by Jim McNeill, with the aim of training individuals to be competent modern-day polar explorers. The project has been successful with seven major expeditions completed since 2001 and approximately 450 ordinary novices from all walks of life have taken part in training to become competent polar explorers. These expeditions are purposeful and worthwhile, with the ultimate aim to help scientists further understand our planet and to deliver our findings in a manner which engages everyone on the environmental challenges we face.
Ice Warrior’s next flagship expedition is to the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility, which is defined as the point in the Arctic Ocean furthest away from land. The Northern Pole of Inaccessibility is yet to be reached by mankind and is considered the last world-first in polar expeditions. The Ice Warrior team plan to complete this expedition in 2024 (provided financial support can be secured), which will comprise an 800-mile journey from Cape Isachsen in Canada to the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility. Along the 800-mile journey, we will be collecting data on the condition of the sea ice, weather, oceanography, pollution and species. This will feed back to world-leading science and provide important ground-truthed data to be integrated into climate models. Following the expedition, we hope to personally be able to tell our story, while the data collected will be able to influence environmental policymaking.
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