Tynemouth resident Catherine Toleman has been chosen to take part in one of the most ambitious polar expeditions of our time – to be the first expedition in history to reach the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility.
Defined as the furthest point from land on the Arctic Ocean and therefore its centre, the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility remains the last truly significant place in the Polar Regions, yet to be reached by mankind and is over two hundred miles further than the Geographic North Pole. The whole journey will be near to 800 miles from the northern shores of Canada and will take-in the North Magnetic Pole en route.
Having been selected for the Ice Warrior Quest for the Inaccessible Pole by Jim McNeill, one of the world’s most experienced and respected explorers and founder of the Ice Warrior Project, Catherine is undergoing a comprehensive and intensive training programme to take on at least one of four 20-day legs, pushing the route across the Arctic Ocean by approximately 200 miles.
Along the route team members will be gathering “crucial datasets” for the scientific community including new and vital data about how the sea ice breaks up, making the whole endeavour a major citizen science project.
Catherine said “I’ve long since had a concern for the changing global climate and as an armchair adventurer I’m really humbled to have been chosen and given the opportunity to take part in this project.”
The expedition will feature in the national press and there are advertising opportunities for sponsors, soif you can help or would like more information, please see www.thelastpolecat.com or email Catherine at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Ice Warrior project in general, please contact email@example.com.