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Justin Packshaw

Justin Packshaw

Neways Polar Team

HOME:  London, UK
AGE:  40
HEIGHT:  185cm (6'1")
WEIGHT:  83kg (183 lbs)
PROFESSION:  Company Director
INTERESTS:  People, Learning, Adventurous travel, Competitive Sports
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.


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