North Pole Challenge

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North Pole Challenge

A trip of a lifetime

Take part in this once in a lifetime trip to the North Pole.

In 1909 Robert Peary, his partner Matthew Henson, and four Inuit reached the North Pole. They were recognised as the first, although there is still controversy surrounding this claim, as some believe the men missed the North Pole by several miles. Following many further failed expeditions, by sled, balloon, airship and ship, the Pole was next witnessed in 1926, but it was 1948 before anyone actually stood there. 

Travelling across the dynamic polar ice requires patience and agility, not to mention a flexible attitude to deal with the many obstacles that pop up over the course of each day and which ultimately make reaching the North Pole all the more satisfying.  

You will ski and sledge for around 8 hours per day, in the process encountering many challenges and breathtaking scenery. If conditions are good, your route will take you across large pans of flat ice that present few obstacles. When conditions are less favourable, however, you will have to manoeuvre around open water leads and over pressure ridges that can range from 1-5 meters in height. 

On your expedition you will really have to ‘muck in’.  You will participate in all aspects of the expedition including setting up camp and cooking.

This is all part of the challenge as you reach your goal - the geographic North Pole. Only a select few make it each year. This is your chance to add your name to the short list of adventurers who have made the ultimate journey to the top of the world!
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By becoming part of our team you will be helping to bring a world free from meningitis and septicaemia a step closer.

Meningitis and septicaemia are devastating diseases which can kill or disable in hours. Although anyone of any age can get the diseases, babies, children and young adults are most at risk.

Your contribution will enable us to fund research into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia, provide life-saving awareness information and support people who have lost a loved one or are coping with after effects, like Jo and Jack.
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