by Matthew Martino
Accomplished explorer, Jim McNeill, has chosen Curtis Knapton, a local property investor from Maldon Essex for a world record attempt!
Knapton is a man when not working constructing and refurbishing houses, keeps his life busy with being obsessed with self development physically and mentally and having lots of fun with his two beautiful daughters and wife, Plus the odd adrenaline fuelled sport in his spare time.
He is to take part in one of the most ambitious polar expeditions of our time; to be the first expedition in history to reach the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility.
Defined as the furthest point from land on the Arctic Ocean and therefore its centre, the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility remains the last truly significant place in the Polar Regions, yet to be reached by mankind and is over two hundred miles further than the Geographic North Pole. The whole journey will be near to 800 miles from the northern shores of Canada and will take in the North Magnetic Pole on route.
Having been selected for the Ice Warrior Quest for the Inaccessible Pole Curtis Knapton is undergoing a comprehensive and intensive training programme to take on at least one of four 20 day legs, pushing the route across the Arctic Ocean by approximately 200 miles.