In November 2010, Bristol Explorers, John Wilton-Davies and Justin Miles will attempt to become the first people to reach the South Pole and return, completely unsupported. No resupplies, no dog sleds, no kite skiing. Nothing. The longest unsupported polar journey in history and The Last Great Challenge.
This month they launched 'The Patriot Club' - an ingenious way of raising funds by offering a unique opportunity to potential sponsors.
Smaller businesses and individuals can become expedition sponsors for as little as £250 through membership of The Patriot Club.
A donation of £250 makes you an official sponsor. For this you receive a personally signed photograph of the team at the South Pole, an individual entry on the website, and an entry into a draw to win a major sponsorship package for yourself, your firm or your nominated beneficiary.
A draw will take place once 200 membership fees have been paid.
Anyone wishing to support the expedition by becoming a Patriot should email them at email@example.com
To find out more go to their website www.lastgreatchallenge.com.
"Difficult takes a little time; the impossible takes a little longer."
Photograph kindly provided by John Wilton-Davies