Neways Polar Team
||83kg (183 lbs)|
||People, Learning, Adventurous travel, Competitive Sports|
|PRIOR ARCTIC EXPERIENCE:
|PRIOR EXPEDITION EXPERIENCE:
|PREVIOUS FURTHEST NORTH:
|PREVIOUS COLDEST PLACE:
||Sailing in the Southern Ocean|
|REASON FOR ENTERING RACE:
||Challenge and interest to see the North Pole first hand|
Brought up in the Mediterranean, I left school and became a soldier
for ten years. I left the army and took a Masters Degree in Business
at Edinburgh University. I moved to New York in 1994 to work for
Wand & Partners, part of S.G. Warburg & Co, before setting
up my own business. Since 1996 I have coordinated a round-the-world
yacht race for News Corporation, started an advertising newspaper in
the Mediterranean and am now running a marine technology company.
Adventure, sports and travel are an important feature in my life.
I've travelled extensively; having ridden horses across Mongolia,
driven a motorbike through East Africa, skydived, skied and climbed
widely. In 1990 I represented Britain in the Whitbread
Round-the-World Yacht Race.
It has been one of my lifetime ambitions to visit the North Pole
and the fact that the Polar Race is a competitive event where the
teams are self-sufficient adds an appealing dimension.
I am married to Tamsin and live in London.
International (UK) Ltd, manufactures cutting-edge
nutritional supplements based on modern science, ancient
Chinese, Ayurverdic and Tibetan formulas, including powerful
antioxidants and effective products designed for the athlete
or enthusiastic sports person. Their varied range includes
superior toxin-free cosmetics, dental care and personal care
of Florence is an Italian sportswear company started
in 1952, which produces beautifully made sports clothing for
Skiing, Golf and Yachting.
is a stunning new international fashion label
which designs ultra glamorous cashmere jumpers for men and
women, fine jewellery and handbags. The label is presently
stocked in Matches, Selfridges, Liberty, The Cross and other
designer boutiques in London, New York Los Angeles, Paris
Inc. -- a leader in handheld computing and
communications solutions -- strives to put the power of
computing in people's hands so they can access and share
their most important information. The company's products
include ZireTM and
TungstenTM handhelds and
TreoTM smartphones, software and
accessories. palmOne products are sold through select
internet, retail, reseller and wireless operator channels
throughout the world, and on the palmOne Store
purpose is to end cruelty to children. Its vision is of a
society where all children are loved, valued and able to
fulfil their potential. The NSPCC seeks to achieve cultural,
social and political change - influencing legislation, policy,
practice, attitudes and behaviours and delivering services for
the benefit of children and young people.
Save the Rhino International
is committed to ensuring the survival of the rhinoceros
species in the wild. The charity works in close consultation
with managers and communities in wildlife areas and provides
direct support for rhino and community conservation projects
in Africa and Asia.
was established in 1974 by Sir Laurens van der Post, writer,
explorer and philosopher, and Dr Ian Player DMS, international
conservationist. The trust works closely with sister
organizations the Wilderness Foundation in South Africa, the
WILD Foundation in the USA and other groups in Europe and
Asia. Together share a common belief in the irreplaceable
value of wilderness, which contains the wonders of pristine
nature, and enables us to return to our origins and draw a
deep sense of belonging and inspiration.