Suitable for teams
Tackle this once in a lifetime challenge to trek to the Geographic North Pole. This involves around 8 hours each day of skiing and sledging, and you'll have to muck in with camp life.
The costs shown are per team of 6-10 participants.
Join in this once-in-a-lifetime expedition to the North Pole. In the year 1909 Robert Peary, Matthew Henson and four Inuits made it to the North Pole. They were acknowledged as the first to do so, but this claim remains controversial, as many believe these men missed the Geographic North Pole by some miles. After numerous failed expeditions by balloon, ship, sled and airship, the North Pole was next seen in 1926, but no one actually stood at the Pole until 1948.
Journeying across the dynamic polar ice demands agility and patience, and of course flexible approach to cope with the numerous obstacles that present themselves over the course of every day and which undoubtedly make arriving at the North Pole evene more satisfying.
You will sledge and ski for approximately 8 hours each day, encountering breathtaking scenery and plenty of challenges along the way. If conditions are good enough, the route will lead you over large areas of flat ice, presenting very few obstacles. However, in less favourable conditions, you must manoeuvre over pressure ridges ranging from 1 to 5 metres in height, and around open water leads.
Throughout your challenge, you will be expected to ‘muck in’. You will have to take part in every aspect of the expedition, including cooking and setting up camp.
This is an open challenge which means you can take part and raise funds for any of the charities listed. The payment options are explained below.
Minimum sponsorship option
This option requires you to pay the above registration fee at the time of booking and pledge to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for your nominated charity. The charity will then cover the full cost of the challenge out of the sponsorship you raise. The amount retained by the charity varies between challenges - full details are included in the challenge information pack.
Self funder option
This option requires you to pay a registration fee at the time of booking and pay the final balance to cover the full cost of the challenge before your departure. As you have covered the full cost of the challenge yourself, 100% of any fundraising is kept by the charity - full details are included in the challenge information pack.
Full details of all funding options are included in the challenge information pack we'll send you - just select a charity and complete the request form.
North Pole Challenge is an open challenge which means you can take part and raise funds for any of the charities listed. To get started, just select a charity and complete the request form to get full details about the challenge and payment options.
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