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Putting together an expedition on the scale of The Coldest Journey requires years of planning and dedication. Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Anton Bowring began preparations over five years ago and since then have recruited some of the most experienced people in their fields to create a dedicated and highly-skilled group of volunteers.

Click on the links to meet them.

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes Expedition Co-Leader Anton Bowring
Expedition Co-Leader
Tristam Kaye
Operations Manager
Brian Newham
Traverse Manager
Ian Prickett Spencer Smirl Dr Rob Lambert Richmond Dykes
Ian Prickett
Ice Team Member
Spencer Smirl
Ice Team Mechanic
Rob Lambert
Ice Team Doctor
Richmond Dykes
Ice Team Mechanic
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Hugh Bowring
Operations Deputy Manager
Rosie Claxton
Operations Team Member
Isabel Castle
Operations Team Member
Steve Holland
Equipment Specialist
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Paul McCarter
Communications and Technology Advisor
Vicky Lewis
Sponsor Liaison Officer
Phil Hodgson
Education Co-ordinator
Jill Bowring
Education Liaison Officer
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Dr Mike Stroud
Medical Advisor
Spike Reid
Education Liaison Officer
John Parsloe
Ice Pilot
Jo Hardy
Environmental Officer
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Geoff Long
Technical Co-ordinator
Martin Bell
Chief Polar Planner
Liz Pasteur
Environmental Consultant
Adrian McCallum
Marine Science Co-ordinator
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Mark Waters
Operations Team Member
Ed Cooper
Operations Team Member

Esteemed Trustees

Tony Medniuk Gavin Laws Eric Reynolds Michael Payton
Tony Medniuk
Gavin Laws
Deputy Chairman
Eric Reynolds
Michael Payton QC
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Richard Jackson
Joanna Lumley


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