ITACE 2014 appoint Alan Ward as Expedition Manager.

ITACE 2014 appoint Alan Ward as Expedition Manager.

Alan has long been a friend of Rohan, a long-term Wear Tester for the Rohan Design Team and has provided First Aid and Management Development Training for Rohan staff over a number of years.

Alan is an International Mountain Leader with a background in Oil & Gas Logistics and Conservation Management and has a wide range of experience in leading treks and expeditions, including the Rohan Iceland Trek.

Team ITACE appoint new Expedition Manager to join the team. Alan comes to us with a wealth experience and knowledge in expeditions and logistics. We wish to welcome Alan to the team and look forward to working with him over the next three years!”

alan wardAlan Ward ITACE 2014 Expedition Manager

Visit www.south2014.com and, for potential partners in this global project, www.proceedsouth.com where opportunities for partners are detailed. This £1million pound project has specific Scientific, Medical and Education programmes and Team ITACE 2014 welcomes all interest in the expedition.

Contact Alan: alan@south2014.com

 The Aim:

To carry out the “Unfinished Business” of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men in 1914.

In honour of Sir Ernest’s incredible leadership, Team ITACE propose to retrace the steps taken 100 years previously to cross the Antarctic continent. We wish to celebrate the challenge of Antarctic exploration, the achievements, the innovations and the sacrifices – all to educate and inspire others in the same way that Shackleton inspires us.

The expedition will commence at the start of the Austral Summer, approximately Oct/Nov 2014. The purpose of the expedition is to make the crossing as Shackleton intended; he viewed it as the last great polar journey after Amundsen and Scott conquered the South Pole in 1911 and 1912.

The Mission:

  • Recruit five men and women to join Jo Davies FRGS (Expedition Leader), this team will become known as the ‘Trans-Continental Party’.
  • Form a support team based in the United Kingdom with the important task of assisting the trans-continental party prior to departure, and during the crossing of the continent. This team will become known as the ‘Home Support Team’
  • Attempt a safe and successful crossing of the Antarctic continent from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea via the South Pole in 2014.
  • To carry out scientific research which, may aid the endeavours of human kind in the future.

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