Update - Christian Eide, fastest skier to the South Pole has challenged to break his record.
Want to be part of a world record attempt? Read on...
I'm Going to the south Pole
Yay! Well, not quite. I need your help to make this happen. You see, my sponsors haven't delivered and now the deposit is due and I don't have enough money to fund the trip. I'm determined to get there and have explored a number of avenues (including selling myself on eBay. Don't worry, this isn't happening).
I still have a number of ideas to help raise the total £100k for Soundabout and Meningitis Now and will be putting those into action over the course of the next few weeks. The aim is to use multiple sources to generate the full amount. And here is one of them - advertising your business on my gear.
The first question you have is: Why? What makes your journey so different from the other 26 people in the world who've soloed to the South Pole? The answer is below...
Kicking Tunes direct from the south pole
As you're no doubt aware, one of the charities I'm raising awareness and funds for is http://www.soundabout.org.uk/. Soundabout, a charity for disabled people, uses music-making techniques help to stimulate communication, learning and self-expression, enabling pupils who may be unable to hold an instrument or speak to make their own unique contribution.
How can we take this one step further? By running a session from the South Pole. Using the power of satellite communications, SoundCloud and my feeble attempts at music making, I intend to deliver a session from the South Pole and via the internet. This will be an all-time first.
And there's more!
Another world first - health statisticss from my travels on the ice. Every day I'll be transmitting key data related back to a website hosted in the UK. The information will include: heart rate, calories burned, GPS waypoints and distance travelled. Some of this data has been sent during past expeditions, but never as a package, or delivered in a way that allows users to see how my body reacts to skiing for long hours in an extreme environment.
And an attempt to break the UK speed record
At 46 years old I've decided I can break Richard Parks' record. And it's not a long shot. I've skied hard for long distances and understand how to operate in extremes.
WHat do you get?
A lot of publicity. News of my journey has already been picked up by one of the world's largest tech companies as well last media outlets in Bucks and Oxfordshire. I'm also working with a large PR company to syndicate news across many streams.
More information can be found on my press coverage page.
What Else do you get in return for sponsorship?
Your name all over my gear. All my equipment will be photographed and videoed during the ski to the South Pole and the media posted on FaceBook, YouTube and Twitter. This means your company logo is going to get a lot of visibility.
Your logo on my equipment - plenty of coverage of the journey and visibility of your business.
Skis - £1,000 per slot. 4 spaces available.
Shell jacket - £3,000 per slot. 8 spaces available.
Pulka - £2,000 per slot. 8 spaces available.
Down jacket - £2,000 per slot. 8 spaces available.
Front of hat - £10,000. 1 space available.
Banner used for post-trek talks - £500. 50 spaces available.
And there's more. Following the journey I will be giving a number of talks to companies, schools and groups of people interested in the great outdoors. Your logos be visible on my clothes and on a banner that will be created after I return from the South Pole.
And I can talk. Really talk. Want me to come and give a presentation to your company? Then let's start a conversation. I've travelled the world, worked in some crazy places and, along the way, picked up some great thoughts and tips on how we can work better. If you want a private talk tailored to your companies values we can do that.
Send me an email and let's talk. firstname.lastname@example.org