North Pole Expedition : Six Ordinary Men
From 14.02.2012 - Status: scheduled
Nigel Warwick and Brian Amos are aiming to organize a trek to the North Pole with the theme 'Ordinary Men doing Extraordinary Things'. They just want to raise funds for the children’s medical research charity, Sparks. Their target is £ 250k.
Both men are not neophyte in organizing special adventures or trips with an humanitarian goal.
Back in April 2010 already, they organised a group to walk the 'Two Moors Way' to raise money for Help for Heroes. The 'Two Moors Way' is a long-distance path that runs from Ivybridge in South Devon to Lynmouth on the coast of North Devon. The total length of the trail is about 103 miles (166 km), and some sections are difficult in poor weather. After the trek, they had raised £10k.
The next trip was a full ascent of the Kilimandjaro the same year but three months later. At that time they were already accompanied by Andrew Taylor, Paul Taroni and Alex Parker. They raised £40k for various charities including Sparks.
This time they have decided a more serious goal : the conquest of the North Pole. They hope to raise this time £ 250k for the children’s medical research charity, Sparks.
As a leading children’s medical research charity Sparks is dedicated to funding and championing pioneering research into a range of conditions affecting babies, children and mums-to-be.
Since 1991, sparks has committed over £22 million into pioneering research projects across a wide spectrum of medical conditions including childhood cancers, cerebral palsy, premature birth and spina bifida. In total, the charity has funded 233 research projects in more than 80 hospitals and universities across the UK.
To have the best chances of success, they have asked the professionnal polar explorer-guide Alan Chambers (the man who walks the talk) to lead the trek. The doctor Ed Coast is joining them also.
The six members of the expedition are : Brian Amos and Nigel Warwick (the protagonists), Paul Taroni, Alex Parker, Andrew Taylor and John Donovan.