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Mark Wood, Paul Vicary & Mark Langridge

Race Against Time 2016 Polar Expedition

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My story

On April 1st 2016 we will fly across the Arctic Ocean from Spitsbergen - a Norwegian archipelago on the ocean to a Russian ice station called Barneo - roughly calculated as 30 Nautical miles from the Geographic North Pole. From here we will fly in a long range helicopter to be dropped off at the North Pole itself. Leaving civilisation behind we will then head South towards the coast line of Canada - the Canadians cannot land on the ocean after the 5th May as the ice will be too thin so we will have only 35 days to cover over 470 Nautical miles of floating sea ice. Our target will be to reach Ward Hunt Island which has a small remote run way on the edge of the Arctic Ocean. Only a hand full of teams in history have covered this reversed route and the fastest time has been 38 days. As a documentary polar exploration team we won’t be racing or trying to break records - it’s not within us to do this. We will seize the opportunity that we are left with to capture our moment on ice - the change in world climate has dictated the expedition we are allowed to do without risking the lives of others. Two years ago the expedition was named "A Race Against Time" - with everything stacked against us these words now bring on new meanings. This North Pole - Race Against Time expedition involves the only team in the world this year that will attempt to cross the Arctic ocean, unsupported and unaided - your support is vital. To follow the journey and to support us by supporting our chosen military charity HIRE A HERO

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Personal Challenge Date

01 Apr 2016


May 9, 2016


May 3, 2016

Jim Dolan- Village Elementary School

Congratulations for a successful and safe expedition to the North Pole. You picked a great cause to support. It is the least we can do for our men and women who protect our freedoms. Village Elementary School, USA


May 2, 2016

Andy Cook

Good effort fellas


May 1, 2016

Paul Murphy

Outstanding work


Apr 27, 2016

Lesley Dale

Well Done to you all, followed your Fb looked amazing whilst extremely dangerous. Welcome home.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2016


Apr 25, 2016

Graham Lancaster

I really admire and respect people who can do something and make sacrifices that I would never contemplate, both the expedition team members and the individuals who will benefit from such a worthy charity.

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2016

Angie Thorp

Amazing, good luck & well done all in one

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2016


Mark - the North Pole is a long way from a campsite in Brittany...well done !!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2016

R Greenhow

Well done lads!