Your 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.
A RACE AGAINST TIME
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.
OUR MISSION IS TO SHARE INSPIRATIONAL STORIES THAT CHALLENGE THE WORLD TO TAKE URGENT CLIMATE ACTION
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.
BE A PART OF THE JOURNEY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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.
- 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.
MEET MARK WOOD
“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