New Route via Reedy Glacier to South Pole
Eric Philips is the director of Icetrek Expeditions and Equipment. This is Eric's fourth full-length expedition to the South Pole, having previously skied from Ross Island and the Ronne Ice Shelf as well as by vehicle from Union Glacier.
Keith is the Managing Partner & CEO of The B Team, a non-profit initiative that is redefining the role of business in society and tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. An avid adventurer, in 2013 Keith embarked on his Grand Tours Project, cycling every stage and every kilometre of the three Grand Tours (Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España), on the same day as the professional riders, becoming the first person to achieve this feat. He has climbed most of the 4,000m peaks in the European Alps, and has led expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula, the Karakoram Ranges, the Andes, and the NZ Alps. He is the owner of the expedition yacht, Abel Tasman, which runs tours in the Antarctic and Arctic regions, and in April this year he skied 150km to the North Pole. He lives in Switzerland with his family.
Cancer has been a dominating force in Rob’s life, taking the lives of his best friend and his mother. One month after his mum’s death Rob then found himself diagnosed with cancer. Having undergone surgery and chemotherapy and an extensive 2-year battle, Rob eventually overcame the disease. A deep realisation took seed, that we as a community should value our health and wellbeing, and that we should fight back against the ravages of cancer. Rob began searching for new directions, new ways to push himself that would include helping cancer research raise the money needed to banish cancer. Since serving in the military Rob has worked as an IT sales professional for over twenty years, predominantly in the insurance industry. Rob is an avid skier and in April he also trekked to the North Pole, completing phase one of his project, Trek2Poles. Rob lives in the UK with his 10yo daughter.