The South Pole Energy Challenge (SPEC)
In less than 30 days, my friends Robert and Barney Swan will journey to the South Pole on a mission known as the South Pole Energy Challenge (SPEC). On November 15th, Robert and Barney will attempt to do something that no-one has ever done before! They will be the first people in polar history to ski an incredible 600 miles to the South Pole surviving solely on renewable energy!
As a passionate environmentalist and adventurer, what excites me most about SPEC is not only its ambition in terms of the extreme physical endurance that the father-son team will endure, but also their incredible desire to inspire future generations to take massive environmental action. They are doing this expedition to the South Pole to show people that if they can survive on renewable and clean energy technologies in the most inhospitable environment in the world then we as a society can do so anywhere on Earth. It is Rob and Barney’s desire to make an already incredibly challenging achievement even harder, in order to achieve their goal of promoting greater renewable energy usage.