Mark Wood profile

Project by Mark Wood


Mark Wood profile

Project by Mark Wood


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Our mission is to share inspirational stories that challenge the world to take urgent climate action.

1601033050_asset_2@2x-8.pngYour support will help fund Expedition SOLO100 to the Arctic, making the climate crisis a reality for all and shocking the world into taking urgent climate action.


Our lives have been transformed this year. The pandemic has made us stop and think about what is truly important. It has shown us how resilient we are, how rapidly we can change, and how dependent we are on nature to survive. The pain of the pandemic will pass but we have a much greater emergency looming.

The climate crisis is a real threat to our world and time is running out to take action. Not everyone can see how we directly impact the planet; and what we don’t see, we tend to ignore. 

Earth is our only home and we must protect it. Our youth are demanding urgent action so that we create a world that is fit for life. We must be humble, listen, and take action before it is too late. 


Mark Wood will venture unaided across the Arctic wilderness for 100 days, in an extraordinary GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TM title attempt, to make the climate crisis a reality for all.

We will empower youth to amplify their voice and share their commitment to the world. Over the course of his 100 day expedition, we will share stories of 100 Scouts from around the world to show how their communities are affected by climate change and inspire others to create a world fit for life. 

We will challenge the world to take urgent climate action through a legacy of inspiring stories. We will ensure the SOLO100 continues to inspire people for years to come through a platform for change and a major documentary film.

The documentary will be created by our long-term film production partners Dustoff Films, Oscar and Academy award winning documentary company Diamond Docs, and Hardy, Son and Baker.





We need to raise the funds to buy the kit that Mark Wood needs for this extreme solo journey. Your donation will make you a part of SOLO100.

Get involved:

  • Donate your own pledge in support of SOLO100 to kick start the fund raising to make the expedition a success.
  • Share this campaign with everyone you know and endorse Mark's work through your own networks  - friends and online. 
  • If you know of an educational organisation or you feel your own company can benefit from certain rewards offered then create your own fundraising page and set a fundraising challenge.
  • Choose Mark as an inspirational and motivational guest speaker for your school, business or event - either through online live or future long-term booking. Have a look at the pledges section for this.
  • Follow the SOLO100 journey on our Facebook page.


1601033875_24-edit_(2).jpg“I’ve travelled to the earth’s poles 4 times. I have seen the devastation we are causing to our world before my very eyes. It has taught me a valuable lesson. I must change the way I live, encourage others to do the same, so together, we can create a world fit for life. This is an important lesson that needs to be taught to everyone, so I want to create the world’s coldest classroom, and bring the Arctic to you.” Mark Wood, Explorer

Mark Wood has accomplished over 30 major expeditions in some of the world’s most extreme environments, including a solo expedition to the South Geographic Pole followed directly by a 200 mile solo crossing of the Arctic ocean to the Geographic North Pole which became part of a Channel 5 documentary. 

Mark is passionate about using his experiences on expeditions to inspire young people around the globe to discover their own potential, and the responsibility they have to our world. Hear directly from Mark here


“As a Scout Adventurer, Mark believes in empowering and investing in young people across the world, helping them speak up and step up. His expeditions and brilliant educational programmes are evidence of his commitment to the next generation, and determination to inspire global climate action. I believe we must listen closely to young people, and that SOLO100 will be an incredible platform for change.” Chris James, Brand and Ambassador Manager, Scouts

“Mark is a remarkable individual with a deep sense of purpose to protect the people and world around him. Having been on expedition with him, I have seen Mark go to immense lengths to make a real difference. Mark is passionate about inspiring responsibility to our world, and I believe through SOLO100 he will successfully challenge everyone to take action.” Alistair Stuart, COO, Investec

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 | Your name on our ‘Honour Roll’

As a thank you for being a part of the SOLO100 team we will feature your name on the SOLO100 official website.

£25 or more

£25 | Your own Arctic survival pack & signed photo

Receive a pack of SOLO100 food and discover what it takes to survive in the Arctic. In addition, we will send you a signed photograph of Mark Wood.

£50 or more

6 of 100 claimed

£50 | A signed photograph book

Receive a 'Limited Edition' signed copy of the photographic book describing each day of Mark’s journey across the Arctic, including personal extracts from his diary.

£150 or more

1 of 100 claimed

£150 | A limited edition copy of the SOLO100 photo

​ Receive a signed copy of the limited edition Expedition SOLO100 photographic book describing each day of the 100 day journey, including personal extracts from Mark Wood’s diary. You will also receive an Expedition SOLO100 badge and signed photograph taken on expedition by Mark.

£250 or more

£250 | A call with Mark Wood and signed photograph

Receive a 30 minute online call (Zoom or Skype) with Mark Wood to your school, company or Scouts Group after the expedition. This will also include a signed expedition photograph taken by Mark in the Arctic.

£500 or more

£500 | A personalised video taken from the Arctic

Receive a personalised message to you, your school, Scout group, or company from the Arctic, filmed by Mark Wood on expedition. This will also include a signed expedition photograph taken by Mark in the Arctic.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 | SOLO100 merchandise & personalised video

Receive a range of quality Expedition SOLO100 merchandise, including signed expedition photograph, SOLO100 photographic book, SOLO100 badge, survival pack and personalised video and message from Mark Wood from the Arctic.

£2,000 or more

£2,000 | Post expedition meeting and Q&A with Mark

Receive a 1 hour presentation and Q&A with Mark Wood to your school, company or Scouts Group after the expedition. This will also include a signed expedition photograph taken by Mark in the Arctic.

£5,000 or more

£5,000 | Every reward and a meeting with Mark Wood

Receive all the rewards detailed above! You will have the opportunity to meet Mark Wood in person through a visit to your company, school or Scout group.


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