The weather in the UK is freezing and so I’m off on vacation – to walk to the Geographic North Pole with my 22 year old son Matt.

In 2006 I walked to the North Pole and then in 2009 Matt and I walked to the Geographic South Pole to raise funds for the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre. This was in memory of my sister Jayne who died of leukaemia. As a result of the generous sponsorship we received we were able to support the construction of the Eria ward (snow in Welsh) at the NWCTC.
The ward is now up and running and providing critical treatment to thousands of patients each year.  So a huge thank you to everyone who helped.

This time we are doing it purely for fun. A quick two week run in, each pulling sledges with 80kg of supplies and then, hopefully, a lift off the pole by a Russian Scientific Survey helicopter. We will phone back by satellite phone each day and provide a fun filled update. We can’t send photos but will give you an idea of our holiday with photos from last time – the snow hasn’t changed very much! See you in 3 weeks or so. Enjoy the cold. Downside is it is minus 30C before wind chill at the pole today (your home freezer is at minus 18), upside is no emails for 3 weeks!