Ice Warrior is where ordinary people achieve the extraordinary with training in Devon, UK and expeditions to the Arctic.
Founded by Jim McNeill, Ice Warrior trains ordinary people from all walks of life to become competent, safe modern-day explorers, undertaking ground breaking, purposeful and worthwhile expeditions
Our quest is to help scientists gauge the pulse of the planet by developing people, discovering change and delivering the stories to global audiences in a way we can all understand, fostering a much better understanding of the world we live in – ultimately helping us to survive.
Since 2001, Ice Warrior has trained over 380 people, undertaken seven flagship expeditions and contributed to our knowledge of weather, species, pollution, human physiology and psychology and sea ice.
Develop – people
Discover – change
Deliver – stories/results
Engage – others
Jim McNeill is one of the world’s most experienced and respected explorers and has clocked up over 35 years of expeditioning in the world’s most remote and harshest environments. Unlike most explorers he comes from a very humble background, being born and brought up on a council estate in north London and firmly believes that if he can achieve what he has done to date, then most people can, too.
As well as selecting, training and leading expedition teams into the wildest places on Earth, Jim has held leadership roles within the environmental science sector, the military, the emergency services – as a fire and rescue specialist and in senior commercial roles.