In 2017 I will attempt a full distance, solo, unsupported and unaided ski to the South Pole. The aim of this expedition is to raise money for Soundabout.org.uk, a UK-based charity which uses music as a form of therapy for disabled childrend and adults. I will also be raising money for a second charity and the official announcement will be made soon.
Start date will be November 2017 (lots of planning and funding to raise hence announcing now; 17 months before I set off). Distance is about 683 miles and one I’m aiming to complete in under 30 days.
In between now and the South Pole I’m planning a shorter 350 mile through Norway. The trip will take place between the end of February and early March 2017 and a colleague, Vince Mitchell will be joining me for the ski. Staring in Finse and heading North, this first will allow me to test gear, work on skiing skills and validate my fitness levels. A Justgiving page will be created for this trek with all donations going to Soundabout.
As with all major expeditions, the cost of mounting this journey are high. If you represent a company interested in sponsoring this event and making the difference for so many unfortunate people then please email me.