Jim's first Icon, Sir David Attenborough May 2013
icons interviewed 2021
A warm, friendly and entertaining evening where explorer, Jim McNeill, explores the life and times of a truly remarkable, iconic person. And you, in a small gathering and amazing surroundings, have the chance to get up-close and meet that person. With rare footage, beautiful photography and thorough research, Jim discovers what really makes them iconic; behind the familiar public face.
In support of our guest's charity and
The Ice Warrior Project
It all starts with developing yourself
Finding your purpose, your passion
Giving you the skills to pursue them
Exploring your potential
Experiencing Mother Nature
Helping us all to understand what is going on
Honing your performance
Telling others of your journey
Engaging everyone in what we are doing
The Ice Warrior Project
Taking the Pulse of the Planet
"For over sixty years we have known that the polar regions are key to our survival as human beings. They provide a cooling effect which allows us to live in what would otherwise be an uninhabitable environment. We know rapid and unprecedented changes are occurring in the Arctic that effect the rest of the world and yet, scientifically it is still poorly understood.
Since 2001, Ice Warrior has trained over 400 ordinary people from all walks of life to become competent, safe modern-day explorers, undertaking seven major, ground-breaking, purposeful and worthwhile expeditions that have significantly contributed to our knowledge of the Arctic. Our quest is to help scientists gauge the pulse of the planet by developing people, to discover change and deliver it to global audiences in a way which engages everyone in the climate problem we face and which fosters a much better appreciation of the world we live in and on; ultimately, helping us to survive."
A modern-day warrior is not about war.
Is not about building armies and conquering nations.
Is not about aggression and domination.
A modern-day warrior is about the person.
Honesty, integrity, empathy, intelligence, courage, tenacity, resolve. Quietly solid.
A modern-day warrior is about purpose.
And there can be no better purpose than our guardianship of the planet we live on
- our existence and survival as a species amongst all species.
We are a fundamental part of nature and our need is to understand, constantly learn and develop
In conjunction with every other species on Earth.
The problem we face is not about “saving the planet” - the planet will go on.
It’s about saving life on Earth.
We are supposed to be intelligent.
Let’s use that intelligence for the benefit of all - before it is too late.
From Complete Novice to Real Polar Explorer
From a bad schoolboy to a staunch environmentalist, extreme safety expert, training guru - explorer
From pioneering expeditions to the best climbing and hiking gear for Dartmoor and beyond - hand picked
The Northern Pole of Inaccessibility
yet to be reached by humankind
a crucial piece of citizen science
the last real world first in the polar regions
starting in February 2023