inspiring expedition, following in the tradition of great
polar explorers such as Scott, Amundsen, and Shackleton
Crossing Antarctica from the coast to the South Pole is considered one of the
hardest expeditions, comparable to climbing Mount Everest or sailing solo around the world
Alan Lock will be the first visually impaired person to complete this challenge
Setting off on the two-month expedition in the Antarctic Spring, the team will start from the coast and will trek approximately 600 miles across the frozen Antarctica continent to the South Pole. The team will be pulling their food and equipment on polar sleds weighing up to 100 lbs.
To set a record for the first visually impaired person to trek from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole
Polar Vision will aim to raise invaluable awareness, publicity and funds for sight charities:
Alan Lock is a former Royal Navy Officer currently living in Berkeley,
California. In late 2003 Alan suffered the loss of much of his vision from a
rare genetic eye disease.
Despite this blow, Alan was determined to maintain his passion for sports
and challenges, and in doing so hoped to support those who were in a
similar, and often far worse situation. Since his sight loss Alan has worked on
a number of major fundraising and awareness initiatives, most recent of
which was a Guinness World Record - rowing the Atlantic Ocean which
raised over $80,000.
Alan currently is currently completing his MBA at UC Berkeley.
Andrew Cooney, Andrew Jensen, Garrick Hileman, Richard Smith The Team The Polar Vision team has been brought together through the ties of friendship, military service and a uniting passion to reach the South Pole. Building on a combined experience that includes polar exploration, ultra-marathon running and high altitude mountaineering, the Polar Vision team aim to deliver a professional and successful expedition that will make a positive impact to the lives of the visually impaired around the globe. Andrew Cooney Richard Smith Garrick Hileman Andrew Jensen
The Opportunity – Polar Vision and China We are looking for companies who may wish to partner with us to make this expedition a reality – in return we can offer: 1. Worldwide Brand Exposure 2. Demonstrate Products 3. Chinese Citizen Joining the Team Huge scope for highlighting a brand both in China, the USA and internationally , through a major media plan and a documentary. The expedition allows huge scope for the demonstration of products and services in a high profile, global event. This includes clothing, consumer electronics and telecoms. We have the potential for a Chinese person to join the team, helping to set a Guinness World Record on the 100 th Anniversary of the South Pole being reached.
The Opportunity Product used in Antarctica Company flag at the South Pole International media exposure & PR Interactive staff involvement Positive philanthropic impact in U.S. and overseas Pre and post expedition talks Exclusive photo and video from Antarctica Your logo on clothing and equipment Partnership Levels Benefits of Partnership Name sponsor of expedition Logo placed on polar-vision.org website These are just some of the possibilities – we will work with you on customizing your sponsorship so that it best meets your goals Flagship Sponsor Part Sponsor Equipment Supplier