When I started Ice Warrior in 2001 I wanted it to be accessible to everyone, to contribute to our knowledge and understanding of the Polar Regions and to show that ordinary people, from all walks of life, with the right attitude and training can achieve extraordinary things. (I was living proof!) That’s exactly what we do.
I call this modern-day exploration and I feel it is about as close as we can get to emulating the golden era of exploration, when we knew so little of our World and the risks were much higher. But although the discoveries we make these days are more about climate change, pollution and changes in biodiversity than mapping undiscovered areas, it doesn’t make them less important.
If we are to be true guardians of our Earth and for me this is part of being civilised, then we have a great deal to learn from it, still, and the fact that Ice Warrior can contribute to this makes me feel very proud indeed.