BRE Research Director Ed Suttie heads to North Pole to raise funds for charity
The whole UK Timber Industry is following with interest Ed Sutties's trek to the North Pole using just skis, sledges and tents.
Scientist and Research Director at BRE (Building Research Establishment), Ed has joined a small team making the 230 km journey from 88° to 90° North to reach the official North Pole.
But it's not only the taste for adventure to guide him. In fact this enterprise is helping Ed to raise money for 4 key charities: Cancer Research UK, Rennie Grove House Hospice, Earthworks St Albans and UK Antarctic Heritage Trust.
"I am completely self-funding my trip and every penny of every donation that I receive is going straight to help these really worthy causes", Ed said some days before his departure.
"I have had a fantastic support from the timber industry. Thanks to your help I have been able to smash my original target of £30,000 for charity and uplift it to £45,000."
Ed is delivering daily updates directly from his tent with situation reports, texts and images.