PHILANTHROPY

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The crew of the Polar Row are proud to have undertaken the expedition in support of UNICEF. All money kindly donated to the crew has gone directly to the charity.

UNICEF provides Education, Life-saving food and nutrition, Clean water, Vaccines, Protection from violence and Relief in emergencies to children in 190 countries world wide ensuring that children in difficult environments and situations grow up healthy, happy and strong.

To find out more about the charity, please visit the website: unicef

 

RESEARCH

The expedition combines themes of scientific progress, historical significance, and pioneering achievement all while setting out to recapture the spirit of exploration. Crew member Dr. Danny Longman, holder of a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Cambridge, studies stress and adaptation during ultra-endurance competition in extreme climates. Throughout the row, Danny will be documenting the physiological changes that the crew will experience in this harsh Arctic environment. 

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EXPLORATIONS

Explorer’s Club Flag: To carry the coveted Explorer’s Club flag, a club member must show that his or her expedition holds the promise of scientific results. To date there have been just 202 numbered flags which have been carried by notable explorers such as the Apollo 11 crew, Jeff Bezos, James Cameron.
After the successful completion of the expedition the Polar Row crew will give a lecture at the Explorer’s Club outlining the expeditions results and findings and overall contribution to its cause.

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