Pole of Inaccessibility Expedition
1 - 360TravelGuide.com
proud sponsors of Ice Warrior Polar Expeditions
360TravelGuide.com is proud to be sponsoring Ice Warrior Polar Expeditions
in their attempt to be the first to reach the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility.
"The Northern what?" we hear you say. Well, it's the furthest point
from any coastline or, to put it another way, the very centre of the Arctic
Ocean. It currently sits at 85° 47' N 176° 9' E, as recently re-calculated by
NSIDC scientists and Jim McNeill, Founder of Ice Warrior Polar Expeditions.
The Arctic Pole, as it is also known, has never been reached before, and
represents the last true 'World First' in polar expeditioning. The 'unconquered
Everest of the Polar Regions', if you like. Jim McNeill will lead four teams of
would-be explorers as they
face nearly 800 miles of treacherous Arctic Ocean, reporting daily on the
conditions they encounter.
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So, what's the point of all this? Well, arguably the most important unfolding
story in the world's media is the state of the Arctic Ocean. As an early warning
indicator for Global Warming and Climate Change, it is crucial we know what is
happening in the Arctic Ocean. The Ice Warrior expedition to the Arctic Pole is
more than just an incredible journey by team members with no previous Arctic
experience, it is a scientific expedition whose aim is to deliver the reality of
global climate change.
Why is 360TravelGuide.com involved? This is such an important project that we
want to help further raise awareness and interest in it by giving web users a
fascinating 360° insight into the expedition itself. We have provided camera
equipment, training and production support to enable the creation of a
range of 360° virtual tours throughout the expedition (which starts in February
2010) allowing website visitors to become 'virtual team members'. Over the
coming months, we will be showing you what life inside a polar tent is like,
what it's like to be out on the ice, some of the remotest research stations in
the world and more - hands up who has seen The Thing?!
We wish Jim and his team the very best of luck and look forward to reporting
back to you with news and 360° images of the expedition's progress in 2010.
Submitted by Team 360TravelGuide.com