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Jim McNeill is an extreme Explorer and the Founder of Ice Warrior.
Jim McNeill is a British polar explorer, presenter and keynote speaker, with over 30 years of experience travelling in the polar regions.
Jim is one of the world’s most experienced and respected explorers and has clocked up over than 30 years of polar travelling and expeditioning; thousands of miles mostly on nothing but skis, dragging his world behind him. Few, if any, have that breadth and depth of experience in extreme environments. His guiding, safety and survival expertise is widely employed, from the BBC to Hollywood film crews, on location all over the world – hot as well as cold.
With a career spanning environmental science, the military, commerce and fire & rescue, Jim has selected, trained and led highly successful teams from top-level corporations, through high-risk polar expeditions, to critical lifesaving situations - where effective leadership and hands-on teamwork are paramount. He has a passion for leadership and getting the very best performance out of individuals and teams, at any level.
In 2001 Jim founded the "Ice Warrior Project" an organisation that gives "ordinary" people the opportunity to become polar explorers and achieve extraordinary feats of endurance and endeavour. Through Ice Warrior, he develops people, discovers global change and delivers the stories to audiences worldwide in a way we can all understand, fostering a much better understanding of the world we live in and on; ultimately helping us to survive.
In 2006 he was ITV News' own "Ice Warrior", reporting the reality of climate change directly from the Arctic Ocean to international audiences. The story will continue next year as he attempts the last, so far unattained, World First in polar expeditioning - to be the first person to reach the very centre of the Arctic Ocean - the Arctic Pole or Northern Pole of Inaccessibility.
Jim lives in Ascot with his faithful dog, Flashie; Royal Berkshire, UK and has a son Mac, two daughters Helen and Kirsty and his first grandson, Lachlan!
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