Patrons and Supporters

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

” When Jim approached me with a brief note hinting of a ‘large ambitious but realistic’ polar project in the offing he left me with little idea as to what it was all about. But three things grabbed my immediate attention. ‘Polar’, ‘World Firsts’ and the fact that this was a British effort.”

“During my first conversation with Jim, I was impressed by his quiet confidence and solid enthusiasm. Since then I have come to learn of the determination, dexterity, skills and knowledge of Jim and the crew behind the project and am delighted to be associated with them. Ice Warrior has all the potential of a truly great British First. Slightly mad and eccentric in conception, thorough and precise in planning and likely to prove ingenious and resolved in execution. ”

” I wish Jim and his team the very best of luck in their endeavours.”

We are proud to announce that we the polar consultants for Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ 2013 Antarctic Expedition. Read more…

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne

“I am delighted to announce that The Princess Royal has very kindly agreed to become the expedition’s patron. When one is really pushing the limits of mental and physical tolerance it means so much to have people rooting for you.” – Jim



Micheal Palin

“Learning to travel the hard way is not only the best way, but it’s also the most memorable. I greatly admire all of you for having a go – believe me you won’t forget the experience. Good luck.”

Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE

"To Jim and all the Ice Warrior Team.I know how hard training can be, but push on, you will find it is worth it!"

Zac Goldsmith MP

"Jim and his team are not only undertaking an extraordinary Great British endeavour in the true, traditional sense of the phrase, but they are doing it with genuine purpose. The data they'll gather will deliver new evidence as to what is really happening and further our understanding of the sea-ice and its effect on climate change. I'm delighted to support them and wish them well. Best wishes and best of luck!"

Lord Robert Winston

“What Jim McNeill and his team are doing is pioneering of the most advanced kind. Just as Cancer Research UK is genuinely pioneering new ways to treat cancer; what he is planning pushes man beyond the boundaries and will take him to the most inaccessible places on Earth.”