Ice Warrior

Ice Warrior 2023

In February 2023, Ian Bishop, a Senior Engineer at NESC Ltd, will be setting off to reach the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility. Defined as the furthest point from land on the Arctic Ocean, and therefore its centre, the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility remains the last truly significant place yet to be reached by humankind. 

Led by Jim McNeill, the endeavour will be gathering crucial datasets to help benchmark the condition of the ocean for NASA funded National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) scientists, led by Nobel Prize winning scientist, Dr Walt Meier. These will deliver the reality of climate change to our audiences; the primary objective of the expedition.

The 800-mile Journey is split into four sections, with seven team members accompany Jim on each leg of the journey.  Under Jim’s guidance, and 36 years of polar travelling experience, the team is trained in everything that makes them competent for safe polar travelling. The task is to travel as far as possible in 20 days, skiing for 10 hours a day across an ever-diminishing layer of ice whilst completing a crucial scientific transect.

As part of the participation in this once in a lifetime adventure, Ian requires sponsorship and would be very grateful for your support. If you’d like to find out more about the challenge and would like to sponsor Ian, please visit