Heads up: Gavin Bate and team to 1996 Magnetic North Pole

Posted: Mar 28, 2013 05:43 pm EDT

(Newsdesk) In April Gavin Bate will be one of two guides for a team of 10 people participating in the 550km 2013 ski and sledge-hauling Polar Race to the 1996 position of the Magnetic North Pole.

Gavin's expedition named here as Race me to the Pole is a fundraising campaign for the charity and International Development NGO, Moving Mountains Trust. Gavin founded the Trust more than 10 years ago. He is also the founder and MD of Adventure Alternative, an adventure travel and expedition company, Matt Caldwell, Operations Manager of Adventure Alternative, told ExplorersWeb. Gavin has previously climbed Mount Everest; also raising donations for Moving Mountains.

The team will be arriving in Resolute Bay on March 29th where the final preparations and gear testing will take place. The planned start date, weather permitting, is April 4th from Resolute.

Route: Resolute Bay - McDougall Sound - Polaris Mine, Little Cornwallis Island - Crozier Strait - Queen's Channel - Penny Strait - Cator harbor, Sherard Osborn Island - Maclean Strait- Noice Peninsula, Ellef Ringnes Island - 1996 Magnetic North Pole, 78°35'42.00"N 104°11'54.00"W.

Resupplies will be at Polaris Mine, Little Cornwallis Island and Cator harbor, Sherard Osborn Island.

Planned arrival at 1996 MNP is approx. April 30th.


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About Gavin Bate

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The route from Resolute Bay to the 1996 Position of the Magnetic North Pole.
courtesy Adventure Alternative, SOURCE
Gavin on Everest 2011.
courtesy Gavin Bate, SOURCE
Gavin's "Race me to the Pole" expedition raises funds for his "Moving Mountains Trust".
courtesy Gavin Bate, SOURCE

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