Chris Ramsey and the Pole to Pole Expedition are excited to welcome Shackleton as the official performance apparel partner of the expedition. Shackleton, named after the iconic explorer Ernest Shackleton, is a performance and technical apparel company specialising in expertly-engineered extreme weather protection.
As part of the new partnership, Shackleton will be providing the Pole to Pole team with its latest technical range, including innovations derived from other polar expeditions.
Shackleton’s environmental conservation efforts also match Ramsey’s ambitions, with the company having this year launched the inaugural Shackleton Medal for the Protection of the Polar Regions. The brand was awarded “Best Winter Jacket” by T3, in 2020 and 2021, for the Endurance Parka and Antarctic Protector Parka respectively.
Chris Ramsey, Founder of Pole to Pole Expedition, said: “Given the range of extreme temperatures and weather conditions that we are sure to encounter, as well as the unpredictable nature of such ambitious journeys, it is essential that we are equipped with the right clothing. Thanks to the technical and engineering innovations behind Shackleton’s clothing, our expedition team will remain safe and comfortable in some of the most inhospitable conditions on earth. We are thrilled to have Shackleton on board – not least because they are named after the leading figure in exploration and someone I have admired greatly from a young age! My ambition is to follow in his footsteps, building upon his legacy with a new type of sustainable exploration.”
“Pole to Pole is all about raising awareness of the impact we are having on the planet and the need to be more conscious of the choices we make. We are particularly proud to be working alongside Shackleton given their long-time commitment to sustainable and environmental causes – including habitat protection in the Antarctic.”
Martin Brooks, CEO and Co-Founder of Shackleton, said: “In 1908, Sir Ernest Shackleton was the first person in history to put a car onto the Antarctic continent. If he were alive today, he wouldn’t be exploring the poles, he’d be protecting them. Shackleton is proud to support this daring expedition and the vitally important cause it represents.”