Begins 21st June at 9pm on Discovery.
Jason De Carteret
Jason is an experienced and dedicated expedition leader.
He has led expeditions in over 64 countries, has skied to both the North and South Poles and attempts to break his own world record for the fastest journey from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole in this new endeavor. Jason is ex-Special Forces and is trained as a commercial chopper pilot.
A long time dog musher, Jason also holds the British record for the world’s most northern 500km dog sled race, which is 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Jason is a motivational speaker who regularly lectures at the Royal Geographical Society about his numerous experiences and expeditions.
Jason’s experiences have taken him on a trans-Africa journey with an anti-poaching unit and to Namibia, Zimbabwe, Belize, Botswana, Chile and Alaska as an expedition leader. Alaska is where his love of Polar Regions began.
Kieron Bradley is a development engineer at Lotus Engineering. He specializes in new development projects, and has worked within many successful motor-sport teams such as Toyota, Audi and BMW. Kieron is a good character with lots to say both technically and emotionally.
He began working on vehicle modifications on Le Mans, the legendary endurance sports car racing event, when he worked for BMW. He joined Lotus Engineering shortly after, setting a world record for crossing the Gobi Desert with a parakart, or kite buggy.
Jason “JT” Thomas
Jason "JT" Thomas, a Minnesota native and copywriter based in Canada, became the third member of the three-man team of polar explorers when he beat out over 10,000 other entrants for the Thomson Reuters South Pole Expedition Contest.
As the greenhorn of the bunch, he admittedly had never camped in snow before winning the contest. JT must quickly prepare for this grueling challenge.
He is a full team member of the South Pole Expedition, which offers the ultimate challenge in the most pristine and unexplored environment on the planet. He’s excitable, nervous, and hasn’t told his wife the full details of what he’s about to put himself through.