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North Pole mission statement from Mark Wood

10 April 2012 – Mark is back on ice to cover the last two degrees of latitude to the North Pole solo and unsupported. Since leaving Antarctica the focus of the expedition has had to change but Mark is using the opportunity to focus on sharing one-of-a-kind updates from the ice.

World-first polar attempt in jeopardy due to increasing danger of Arctic expeditions

29 February 2012 – Mark may be forced to abandon his world-first polar attempt due to the large bonds required to guarantee his safety on the ice.

Melting planet means a change in direction for Mark Wood

14 February 2012 – Due to a fundamental change in direction, Mark will now be briefly returning to the UK on his way to the North Pole, and will be available for media interviews on 21 and 22 February!

Mark Wood reaches the end of the Earth

10 January 2012 – Late last night Mark Wood arrived at the South Pole, completing the first leg of his North South Solo Expedition. After 50 days alone on ice, he was exhausted but thrilled.

Fancy meeting you here! – Alone in Antarctica, Mark Wood has first human contact in 42 days

3 January 2012 – After 42 days alone on the ice, Mark Wood had a surprise encounter on New Year’s day as he bumped into a group of Norwegian kite surfers making their way back from the South Pole.

Alone between two white voids: Mark Wood updates us on his progress from Antarctica

6 December 2011 – After two weeks trekking alone through Antarctica’s seemingly infinite terrain, the South Pole is still a long way off for Coventry’s Mark Wood.

One man’s journey to save our planet

16 November 2011 – As the BBC take the decision to shelter audiences from the impact of climate change on our poles, one bloke from Coventry is risking his life on a record breaking journey to raise awareness.

Mark Wood sets off for epic North-South Solo Expedition

8 November 2011 – Today polar explorer Mark Wood leaves the UK for the South Pole with the intention of returning home a record breaker. He is attempting to become the first person in history to solo ski both the South and North Geographic Pole’s consecutively.

Explorer Mark Wood chooses Life Size Media as official media partner

3 November 2011 – Polar explorer Mark Wood has appointed Life Size Media to oversee the media around his forthcoming North South Solo Expedition.

Record breaking explorer tackles toughest challenge yet

18 October 2011 – Mark Wood is used to conquering extreme challenges. But next month he sets off for his toughest challenge to date.

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Making the headlines

Coventry Observer

Coventry explorer Mark Wood completes North Pole expedition
13 April 2012

BBC News

Coventry explorer Mark Wood reaches North Pole
12 April 2012

Adventure blog

Mark Wood Completes Arctic Journey, Crashes Wedding at The Top of the World
12 April 2012

BBC News

Polar explorer Mark Wood hit by rescue bond cost
10 April 2012

Explora Poles

North South Solo Expedition -Leg 2
2 April 2012

Explora Poles

On his way to Barneo
2 April 2012

Explora Poles

Wood is nevertheless going to the North Pole
28 March 2012

Adventure Blog

North Pole 2012: Mark Wood Shares Details on His North Pole Ski
27 March 2012

Adventure Blog

North Pole 2012
26 March 2012

Stuart Williams

Mark Wood Interview
19 March 2012

Explorers Web

Arctic wrap-up: North Pole ski ain’t over yet; 100 years ago Scott’s men pretend South Pole ain’t over yet
19 March 2012

Adventure Blog

North Pole 2012: New Team Hits The Ice, Others Waiting To Begin
19 March 2012

Paper Blog

North Pole 2012: New Team Hits The Ice, Others Waiting To Begin
19 March 2012

Metro

£100,000 rescue costs puts Pole ski adventurer’s attempt in jeopardy
12 March 2012

Explora Poles

Wood’s expedition to the NP cancelled?
3 March 2012

Explorers Connect

Mark Woods’ attempt to solo ski South & North Pole
2 March 2012

Explora Poles

Wood: Committed to raising awareness about climate change
2 March 2012

Bourne Local

Explorer needs expedition backing
1 March 2012

Rutland and Stamford Mercury

Explorer needs expedition backing
1 March 2012

Beyond Tours

Mark Wood’s North Pole Expedition In Jeopardy
1 March 2012

Coventry Observer

Rescue costs could scupper Mark Wood’s record bid
29 February 2012

Adventure Blog

Mark Wood’s North Pole Expedition In Jeopardy
29 February 2012

Paper Blog

Mark Wood’s North Pole Expedition In Jeopardy
29 February 2012

Paper Blog

Mark Wood Explorer – North South Solo Expedition
29 February 2012

Outdoor Gear Magazine

World-first polar attempt in jeopardy due to increasing danger of Arctic expeditions
29 February 2012

Media Trust

Explorer needs expedition backing
29 February 2012

Community Channel

Explorer needs expedition backing
29 February 2012

Into The Wild

Mark Wood Explorer – North South Solo Expedition
29 February 2012

Windsor Observer

Explorer’s tribute to Windsor fire station
27 February 2012

Coventry Telegraph

Melting ice forces Coventry explorer Mark Wood to change polar route
27 February 2012

Coventry Observer

Global warming forces change to polar adventure challenge
23 February 2012

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire

Polar explorer Mark Wood to ski from North Pole
22 February 2012

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio

Annie Othen speaks to Mark Wood live in the studio (scroll to 1:07)
22 February 2012

Coventry City Football Club

To the ends of the earth!
17 February 2012

Coventry Observer

Coventry explorer Mark Wood preparing for ‘second leg’
14 February 2012

Expedition Foods

Featured Customer: Mark Wood, Polar explorer
13 February 2012

Heritage Connemara.org

Mark Wood
12 February 2012

Paper Blog

North Pole 2012: Change In direction For Mark Wood
10 February 2012

The Adventure Blog

North Pole 2012: Change in direction for Mark Wood
10 February 2012

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio

Annie Othen catches up with Mark Wood as he prepares for the North leg of he expedition (scroll to 2.46)
2 February 2012

Into The Wild

Mark Wood – Walking to the ends of the Earth for climate change
27 January 2012

BBC Midlands Today

Mark Wood speaks to children from his former school about the North South Solo Expedition
23 January 2012

Liquida

Explorer Mark Wood reaches South Pole, completes first half of journey
17 January 2012

Vacation Trends

Explorer Mark Wood reaches South Pole, completes first half of journey
17 January 2012

Galding

Explorer Mark Wood reaches South Pole, completes first half of journey
17 January 2012

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio

Mark’s partner Lizzy Page chats to Phil Upton (scroll to 1.20 to listen)
17 January 2012

Responding To Climate Change

Feeling blue? Here are five reasons to feel positive
16 January 2012

The Coventry Observer

Adventurer makes polar friend in epic solo journey
12 January 2012

The Coventry Telegraph

Coventry explorer Mark Wood conquers the South Pole in his epic journey
12 January 2012

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire

Polar explorer Mark Wood reaches the South Pole
10 January 2012

Outdoor Adventure Guide

Mark Wood reaches the ends of the Earth
10 January 2012

Friends of the Earth

Mark Wood wombles to the South Pole
10 January 2012

Low Carbon Economy

Mark Wood reaches the end of the Earth
10 January 2012

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio

Annie Othen speaks to Mark Wood live from the South Pole
10 January 2012

Environment Industry Magazine

Mark Wood reaches the end of the Earth
10 January 2012

Wend: Beyond Adventure

Annoying British Christmas song torments polar explorer
10 January 2012

Get Outdoors

Forty days of hell, slogging across Antarctica with the worst song ever stuck in  your head
10 January 2012

TNT Magazine

Polar explorer haunted by Wombles
9 January 2012

BBC Radio 2

Mark Wood was featured on the Chris Evans show’s Head-to-head-Headlines (scroll to 1.52)
9 January 2012

UK Metro

Explorer Mark Wood followed to the South Pole by the Wombles
9 January 2012

Friends of the Earth

Video interview with explorer Mark Wood
9 January 2012

Keluga

Mark Wood polar update
9 January 2012

Skype

Mark Wood – Nearing the South Pole
9 January 2012

The Telegraph

The British solo explorer and the invite to a Polar tea party
8 January 2012

Environment Industry Magazine

Fancy meeting you here!
4 January 2012

UK Metro

Mark Wood turns down New Year’s Day party to continue Antarctic quest
4 January 2012

International Polar Foundation

Fancy meeting you here!
3 January 2012

The Adventure Blog

Antarctica 2011: More teams at the Pole!
2 January 2012

Your Wellness Magazine

How far would you go?
1 January 2012

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire

Polar explorer Mark Wood had ‘difficult Christmas’
30 December 2011

TalkSport Radio

Mike Graham speaks to Mark Wood live from Antarctica
30 December 2011

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio

Annie Othen speaks to Mark Wood live from Antarctica (scroll to 9.10am)
30 December 2011

The Adventure Blog

Antarctica 2011
29 December 2011

BBC Midlands Today

Broadcaster BBC Midlands Today catches up on Mark’s progress, watch again here
28 December 2011

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire

Coventry’s Mark Wood makes ‘good progress’ on polar ski challenge
23 December 2011

UK Metro

Mark Wood to be ‘the loneliest person on the planet’ this Christmas
23 December 2011

In The Snow Magazine

Polar explorer to ski to both Poles
December 2011

Adventure Network

2011 South Pole expedition updates
22 December 2011

The Adventure Blog

Antarctica 2011
21 December 2011

Polar Life

Polar explorer faces tough challenge
8 December 2011

Coventry Telegraph

Coventry explorer shares epic trek experience
7 December 2011

International Polar Foundation

Being trapped between two white voids
7 December 2011

Low Carbon Economy

Alone between two white voids
6 December 2011

The Adventure Blog

Antarctica 2011: Struggles Continue
5 December 2011

Talk Sport Radio

Mike Graham catches up with Mark from the ice (scroll forward to 19.55)
30 November 2011

Friends of the Earth

Explorer Mark Wood is bidding to become the first person to ski both the South and North Poles back-to-back and alone
26 November 2011

UK Metro

Explorer in bid to become first person to reach North and South Poles alone
21 November 2011

Talk Sport Radio

Mark Wood talks to Mike Graham (scroll forward to 18.30)
18 November 2011

Times of Europe

Explorer to make back-to-back journey to North and South pole
13 November 2011

Next Travel Vacation

Explorer to make back-to-back journey to North and South pole
13 November 2011

Gadling

Explorer to make back-to-back journey to North and South pole
13 November 2011

Blodic.US

Explorer to make back-to-back journey to North and South pole
13 November 2011

QUIKtravel

Explorer to make back-to-back journey to North and South pole
13 November 2011

Paper Blog

Polar explorer to make back-to-back journey to the poles
10 November 2011

The Adventure Blog Spot

Polar explorer to make back-to-back journey to the poles
10 November 2011

The Daily Mirror

Fireman’s Poles
9 November 2011

The Ecologist

Campaign Hero: Mark Wood solo skiing North and South Poles for climate change awareness
8 November 2011

Lyndsey Young, Queen of Easy Green

Polar explorer sets off for North-South Solo Expedition
8 November 2011

Sporting Equals

Mark Wood
8 November 2011

My Green Lifestyle Magazine

Polar explorer Mark Wood sets off for North-South Solo Expedition
8 November 2011

Low Carbon Economy

Polar explorer sets off for North-South Solo Expedition
8 November 2011

Ski News

Polar Explorer To Ski Solo To Both Poles
8 November 2011

Coventry Telegraph

Coventry explorer to embard on epic world first journey
4 November 2011

Coventry Observer

Coventry explorer set for biggest challenge yet
4 November 2011

Coventry Telegraph

Coventry explorer Mark Wood getting set for Pole to Pole record
3 November 2011

SkiInfo.com

Polar explorer to ski solo to both poles
3 November 2011

Feed the Grid

Polar explorer takes on climate change
29 October 2011

Ski Club of Great Britain

Polar explorer takes on climate change
28 October 2011

Community Channel via Press Association

Historic challenge for adventurer
25 October 2011

Media Trust

Historic challenge for adventurer
25 October 2011

BBC News

Coventry man’s solo polar expedition for climate change
19 October 2011

Fire Net

Coventry man’s solo polar expedition for climate change
19 October 2011

Low Carbon Economy

Record breaking explorer tackles toughest challenge yet
18 October 2011