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  1. 1. The Last True World First<br />
  2. 2. The Last True World First<br />There is a place deep in the Arctic where mankind has yet to reach<br />A place that is furthest from land the very centre of the Arctic Ocean<br />The Northern Pole of Inaccessibility<br />
  3. 3. The Last True World First<br />It is a journey of 800 miles<br />taking 80 days<br />To cross treacherous sea-ice<br />In one of the most inhospitable environments on Earth<br />
  4. 4. The Last True World First<br />We’ll face frigid temperatures that will freeze flesh in seconds<br />Polar bears that will hunt us <br />And an Ocean that could swallow us up <br />
  5. 5. The Last True World First<br />It will take <br />Perfect preparation<br />Steely determination<br />Great team work and <br />Massive amounts of reserves<br />To succeed <br />
  6. 6. The Last True World First<br />But if we make it<br />We’ll have achieved not only a World First<br />But a really important benchmark for the scientific community and the measurement of Global Climate Change<br />
  7. 7. The Last True World First<br />And you<br /> can take part<br />in this historic event! <br />
  8. 8. The Last True World First<br />Jim McNeill will lead this extraordinary attempt in February 2010.<br />Few others, if any, have the length and breadth of experience to pull this off.<br />And he has some innovative engineering to help him.<br />
  9. 9. Arctic Ocean<br />Centre of the Arctic Ocean<br />Arctic Pole<br />Geographic Pole<br />Team Four<br />Team Three<br />Magnetic Pole<br />Team Two<br />Team One<br />Cape Isachsen<br />Ellef Ringnes Island<br />Resolute Bay<br />
  10. 10. The Last True World First<br />Undertaken by ordinary people<br />From all walks of life<br />From many nations<br />United in singular purpose<br />True citizen science<br />Wholly fulfilling<br />
  11. 11. The Last True World First<br />A visual account of the Arctic Ocean<br />A vital data-set and benchmark<br />Televised by newscasters across the globe<br />Reported weekly by BBC Online and BBC Radio 4<br />
  12. 12. The Last True World First<br />Not just another Polar Expedition but part of an engaging, high-profile, crucially important and on-going project Planned up until 2020<br />A real contribution to the Present and to the Future<br />
  13. 13. ARCTIC POLE EXPEDITION<br />Her Royal Highness Princess Anne<br />I am delighted to announce that the Princess Royal has very kindly agreed to become the expeditions Patron. When one is really pushing the limits of mental and physical tolerance it means so much to have people routing for you . <br />Michael Palin – Broadcaster and President of the Royal Geographical Society<br />“Learning to travel the hard way is not only the best way, but it’s also the most memorable.  I greatly admire all of you for having a go – believe me you won’t forget the experience.<br /> <br />Good luck.”<br />Ice Warrior’s Patron - Sir Ranulph Fiennes<br />   <br />" When Jim approached me with a brief note hinting of a 'large ambitious but realistic' polar project in the offing he left me with little idea as to what it was all about. But three things grabbed my immediate attention. 'Polar', 'World Firsts' and the fact that this was a British effort. "<br />" During my first conversation with Jim, I was impressed by his quiet confidence and solid enthusiasm. Since then I have come to learn of the determination, dexterity, skills and knowledge of Jim and the crew behind the project and am delighted to be associated with them. Ice Warrior has all the potential of a truly great British First. Slightly mad and eccentric in conception, thorough and precise in planning and likely to prove ingenious and resolved in execution. <br />I wish Jim and his team the very best of luck in their endeavours. ”<br />See: More Supporters<br />
  14. 14. ARCTIC POLE EXPEDITION<br />Current Partners<br />The expedition has been granted Official Approval status from the society.<br />Founded in 1830, the RGS is a world centre for geography: supporting research, education, expeditions and fieldwork, and promoting public engagement and informed enjoyment of our world.<br />The Met Office has been a pioneer for over 150 years. <br />As a world-leading weather and climate service, the Met Office works closely with governments, individuals and organisations of every size to share its expert scientific knowledge and advice. <br />Around the clock, around the world, millions of people need to know more about how the weather will affect them now and in the future – especially us! <br />The US based National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) supports research into our world's frozen realms: the snow, ice, glacier, frozen ground, and climate interactions that make up Earth's cryosphere. Scientific data, whether taken in the field or relayed from satellites orbiting Earth, form the foundation for the scientific research that informs the world about our planet and our climate systems. They have been our partner since 2005.<br />The Norwegian Polar Institute is Norway's central institution for research, environmental monitoring and mapping of the polar regions. The Institute is the Norwegian authorities' consultant and supplier of knowledge, and contributes to the best possible administration of Norwegian polar areas. We have counted polar bears since 2007 for NPI.<br />
  15. 15. THE ARCTIC POLE EXPEDITION<br />Arguably one of the most important unfolding stories in the world’s media is the state of the Arctic Ocean. As an early warning indicator it is vital that we know what is happening to our Polar Regions and we continue to monitor them. Without such data how do we know anything we attempt to do to mitigate climate change is actually working?<br />In 2011 our journey of 800 miles from the edge to the very centre of the Arctic ocean will scientifically benchmark its condition and provide, in the words of leading scientists, “crucial data” in helping to understand what is happening. <br />This is a massive endeavour to be the first to reach the Arctic Pole; the “Unconquered Everest” of the Polar Regions and to conduct an essential transect of the Arctic Ocean.<br />This is modern-day exploration that is genuine pioneering, both purposeful and worthwhile.<br />
  16. 16. ARCTIC POLE EXPEDITION<br />Aims<br />Adventurous Reaching the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility for the very first time – the Arctic Pole <br />Scientific Gathering crucial sets of data for the scientific community and conveying the story to audiences around the globe<br />Educational Educating, informing and raising awareness of the Arctic Region as a climate change indicator<br />
  17. 17. The Last True World First<br />Call us in to see how this can benefit you, your business and the planet:<br /><ul><li>Investment packages
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  20. 20. Corporate / Product recognition</li></li></ul><li>The Last True World First<br />Speak to Ian NOW!<br />+44(0)1344 883861<br /><br />