Please take a look at the following sites which are all either relevant to the book, interesting to people who love adventure, or relate to people I admire (or all of the above!).
- Adventure Ecology
This is the brainchild of David de Rothschild who was a team-mate of mine on the Antarctic expedition and aims to make adventure appeal, particularly, to kids. Crucially, David makes the link in all he does between the places we visit and the need to protect them.
- Bear Grylls
Bear is an old friend who has generously supported all I've done, not only with Antarctica but also in the environmental space.
- Big Earth
I met Russ Malkin who runs Big Earth and was hugely impressed by his energy and drive. This site 'democratises' adventure, bringing stories from travellers who aren't professional explorers, and therefore gets to the heart of the fact that adventure is for everyone and some of the most interesting stories often don't get told.
- Book Drum
Explore Riding the Ice Wind further on Book Drum, with bookmarks, photos, videos and annotations.
- John Hare
If you're not inspired by the cold, have a look at John's accomplishments in the world's cauldrons - the deserts. Again, John is someone who links adventure to conservation through his work with saving the Bactrian Camel.
- Martin Hartley
Martin, who took some of the photos in Riding the Ice Wind, accompanied us to our expedition start point. He is the world's premier polar photographer but as you'll see from his site he is a wonderful landscape and adventure photographer in different locales, not just the ice. Added to this, Martin recently took part in and chronicled an expedition testing the thickness of the ice in the North Pole to help underpin the science of global warming and has been voted by Time Magazine as one of the “Environmental heroes of 2009” for his work on the Catlin Arctic Survey.
- Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Sir Ranulph Fiennes was Patron of the expedition that is the subject of Riding the Ice Wind. I very much admire his many achievements, not least his epic 1992 crossing of Antarctica with Dr. Mike Stroud.
- White Desert
White Desert is the business of my other team-mate Patrick Woodhead, who flies people into Antarctica for unforgettable experiences visiting Emperor Penguins or staying at his stunning camp on a cliff above the sea-ice. White Desert was dreamed up in the tent in Antarctica and stunningly brought to life after the expedition.
- Wild Frontiers
A true adventurer's travel company. Jonny's character infuses Wild Frontiers. He takes people, sustainably, to some of the world's most interesting places and some pretty surprising ones too - Afghanistan and Kashmir included.
- The Alex Roberts-Miller Foundation
My expedition was done in Alex's memory. Do have a look at what is being achieved by the Foundation.
- The Prince's Trust
We also supported this charity on the expedition. I'm a big believer in the Prince's key messages, not only in relation to the Prince's Trust which takes on the unglamorous job of working with disenfranchised youth who need inspiration and something to believe in and, perhaps more importantly, people to believe in them - but also through his focus on sustainability, agriculture and the environment.