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North Pole adventure for volunteer.

AN adventurer will be on thin ice when he travels to the North Pole for an Arctic exhibition.

Simon Morton, from Denton Burn, Newcastle, was plucked from a host of volunteers for the once-in-alifetime trip to the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility.

The gruelling exhibition will see the 33-year-old travel 200 miles in 20 days, ski for 10 hours a day and drag his own bodyweight in equipment behind him - all in the name of science.

Boffins hope the Ice Warrior Quest - to a point 200 miles beyond the geographic North Pole - will gather invaluable research into climate change.

Simon, who is married to Carly, 32, and dad to Noah, two, said: "I saw the advert online and applied - I must've been feeling brave. You apply for these things but never think you'll hear back from them. I then got an email inviting me for a selection weekend."

Simon was part of a party who were left in complete darkness with nothing but a map and a compass to find their way to a designated location.

He impressed enough to earn his place on the exhibition and now can't wait to get started. To sponsor Simon email him on


Simon Morton

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 28, 2015
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