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Mark Wood
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Mark Wood: North South Solo expedition

from 11 Nov 2011 - 11 May 2012 in North Pole / South Pole

This year I will attempt to be the first person in history to ski solo – unsupported and unaided to both the South Geographic and the North Geographic Pole’s consecutively.

It's been classed by the patron Sir Ranulph Fiennes as “the toughest journey on the planet”.

For me this is more than just a long walk on ice. It's also a great opportunity to raise interest and awareness about our planet and the risks of climate change, and hopefully to inspire you to do something about it.

So yes, I'm asking you to sponsor me... but no, I'm not asking you to give me your spare change: I'm asking you to create change.

Follow the instructions on the right, browse the DoActions and find one (or more) that suits you, then make your pledge(s).

Some are really easy, others take a bit more effort. They're all about simple ways to start living more sustainably, and all end up saving some CO2. The DoNation calculates the CO2 savings and publishes them here on my page.

You only pledge to do your chosen action for two months and all the information you need is provided here on The DoNation, making it really easy to complete. At the end of the two months you'll be asked how you got on, and at that point your 'donation' is confirmed.

So please, get doing - it'll really spur me on through those long tough days on ice!

Thank you!

Mark

PS - You can read more info on my expedition at http://www.markwoodexplorer.com


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List of pledges
Total saved: 30,080 kg CO2

28 Sep 2012
Potential savings of 36KG of CO2
17 Sep 2012
Potential savings of 6KG of CO2
admiration says it all
03 Apr 2012
Confirmed savings of 120KG of CO2
Good luck! I'm taking a 9 hour train to visit my dad instead of a 1.5hr flight!
03 Apr 2012
Confirmed savings of 18KG of CO2
03 Apr 2012
Potential savings of 63KG of CO2
good luck
02 Apr 2012
Confirmed savings of 31KG of CO2
Good luck!
18 Mar 2012
Confirmed savings of 9KG of CO2
harrym pledged Walk on
18 Mar 2012
Confirmed savings of 13KG of CO2
10 Mar 2012
Confirmed savings of 3KG of CO2
06 Mar 2012
Confirmed savings of 16KG of CO2
Amazing!
06 Mar 2012
Confirmed savings of 18KG of CO2
Hi, Mark, I saw your challenge from GrantThornton site, brilliant! I will always support you. Good luck! And I will do everything I can do to save CO2 :)
06 Mar 2012
Confirmed savings of 14KG of CO2
06 Mar 2012
Confirmed savings of 2KG of CO2
26 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 38KG of CO2
I will buy no brand new clothes or accessories from the high street or internet, only second hand
20 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 18KG of CO2
I HATE plastic bags!!
20 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 220KG of CO2
With a new energy efficient boiler going in we want to make sure we don't waste the heat and have to burn more gas!
20 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 12KG of CO2
Something we used to do and is so easy - we are committed to starting this again
JAC pledged Sun power
20 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 3423KG of CO2
Shifting to pv cells to generate a whopping 3.9kWh, green energy at its best:-)
JAC pledged PC Power
20 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 30KG of CO2
This is such an easy thing to do, and with two desktops and two laptops running in the house its a brilliant way to donate.
11 Feb 2012
Potential savings of 27KG of CO2
The Fitness Team at Warwick University pledge to ensure all our Pcs are turned off when we leave at night!! We have been following your expedition,is awesome..
07 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 70KG of CO2
We are Joseph Cash Primary School in Coventry and 64 of us cycled to school last Friday. We all enjoyed a free breakfast and it was -4 degrees. We will do MORE!
02 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 0KG of CO2
Inspiring work Mark - keep at it!
30 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 2KG of CO2
I've just finished one pledge so thought I'd do another one to support you. I hope everything is going really well :o)
24 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 8KG of CO2
24 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 9KG of CO2
Well done on your challenge so far! Stay safe and well. Claire Lindsay Corley Post 16
18 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 68KG of CO2
Well done Mark! Sylvia Medforth, Corley Post 16
17 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 13KG of CO2
hi Mark i hope everything is going well
17 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 82KG of CO2
17 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 17KG of CO2
Hi Mark Well done on getting to the South Pole
17 Jan 2012
Potential savings of 27KG of CO2
Mark is having a brillant time at the South Pole. Farzana Bee ,Corley Centre Post 16
17 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 55KG of CO2
Also changing to a diesel car in next few weeks :-)
17 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 14KG of CO2
17 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 12KG of CO2
Half way there, Mark :-) Karen, TA Corley Post 16
17 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 644KG of CO2
So inspiring....and Good Energy here I come!
16 Jan 2012
Potential savings of 6KG of CO2
Good luck Mark Steven Wells Post 16 Corley Centre ;)
11 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 8KG of CO2
Good luck!
helenium pledged Do diet
11 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 11KG of CO2
Good luck & well done to getting halfway!! Keep going Mark!!
11 Jan 2012
Potential savings of 3423KG of CO2
well done and good luck. Jonathan May, Corley Centre, Post 16
Rayanh pledged Step up
11 Jan 2012
Potential savings of 13KG of CO2
I am Rayan I am from corley centre post 16 and I will be use the step up
Adamh pledged Tintin
11 Jan 2012
Potential savings of 21KG of CO2
Adam Hunt post 16 corley centre will love to recyle
11 Jan 2012
Potential savings of 5KG of CO2
well done mark .Natasha Crayton Corley Centre Post 16
Amil90 pledged PC Power
11 Jan 2012
Potential savings of 6KG of CO2
Well done on getting to the South Pole. Amil Rehman, Corley Centre, Post 16.
11 Jan 2012
Potential savings of 40KG of CO2
I would like to say I am proud of the north pole expedition you're doing and congratulations. Izadin Tarzi, Corley Centre, Post 16
Charl pledged Tea time
10 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 17KG of CO2
10 Jan 2012
Potential savings of 12KG of CO2
10 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 6KG of CO2
joey pledged Smart drive
10 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 42KG of CO2
admin pledged Tea time
10 Jan 2012
Potential savings of 2KG of CO2
10 Jan 2012
Potential savings of 17KG of CO2
As a self-confessed tea drinking and winter hot water bottle addict I pledge to reduce the amount I put in the kettle! You're doing an amazing thing!!
rajf pledged On yer bike
10 Jan 2012
Potential savings of 164KG of CO2
Helping the planet and training all in one go!
09 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 7080KG of CO2
Year 6 pupils made 60 draft excluders as part of their enterprise project (this is in addition to our last pledge)
richeym pledged PC Power
08 Jan 2012
Potential savings of 30KG of CO2
08 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 5KG of CO2
08 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 5KG of CO2
Nearly at the South Pole Mark, well done you! xx
08 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 1KG of CO2
I've committed now! Roll on the new thin me ha ha. Well done Mark xx
06 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 120KG of CO2
We will be making draught excluders with our pupils at school
lcwood pledged Tea time
05 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 9KG of CO2
I am in awe of my big cousin Mark, so I think the least I can do is boil less water!
magrat pledged Veg out
05 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 63KG of CO2
We are running out of time to save ourselves from extinction, and Mark is giving us the chance to do something about it. Well done and thank you.
billy pledged Veg out
05 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 20KG of CO2
Good luck Mark, and all the best :)
04 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 38KG of CO2
Was at the LifeSize Christmas party for your phone call - amazing, inspiring stuff - keep it up, nearly there! Kate
04 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 24KG of CO2
I heard you speak about the expedition back in 2010 - great to see that you are now well on your way to the "first" pole . Good luck!
04 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 95KG of CO2
Best of luck Mark, inspired to follow you through your IGGY link from 2010. Seasonal food for me!
altyler pledged Veg out
03 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 40KG of CO2
Keep going Mark! 100% veggie lunchtimes here I come...
03 Jan 2012
Potential savings of 40KG of CO2
03 Jan 2012
Potential savings of 30KG of CO2
03 Jan 2012
Confirmed savings of 63KG of CO2
Good luck to you Mark - I'll be thinking of you everytime I have to say no to a bacon toastie!
01 Jan 2012
Potential savings of 123KG of CO2
We have recently changed our volvo v40 1.8 petrol to a diesel version saving 45grams per kilometre. We think this will save us 720kg of carbon emissions p. year
01 Jan 2012
Potential savings of 258KG of CO2
New loft insulation at Ty Clwb - I have just increased the loft insulation from a pathetic 100mm to over 300mm saving us an estimated 700kg per year
30 Dec 2011
Potential savings of 69KG of CO2
use car less
27 Dec 2011
Potential savings of 26KG of CO2
Thanks Mark for enabling me to contribute in this way
26 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 9KG of CO2
keep it up mark
26 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 8KG of CO2
Keep it up Mark
26 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 7KG of CO2
Keep it up Mark
24 Dec 2011
Potential savings of 18KG of CO2
Good luck Mark!
24 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 98KG of CO2
I pledge to reduce my CO2 emissions by as much as possible. I wish you all the best Mark you have a lot of support in Coventry. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
23 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 39KG of CO2
I find driving at 60mph far less stressful and pledge to do this for my own benefit along with the environment
23 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 18KG of CO2
Thankyou for this superb website, excellent idea!
Dan pledged Sun power
23 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 3423KG of CO2
good luck on youre expedition
23 Dec 2011
Potential savings of 27KG of CO2
22 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 129KG of CO2
22 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 25KG of CO2
No bottled water, minimise plastic bottle energy drinks also.
22 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 9KG of CO2
Never forget my reusable bags when shopping, minimum packaging on all purchase items.
22 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 5KG of CO2
emma457 roped me in.
22 Dec 2011
Potential savings of 44KG of CO2
Good luck!
cdando pledged Tintin
22 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 21KG of CO2
emma457 pledged Do diet
22 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 21KG of CO2
I will no longer eat chocolate bars or anything chocolate related.
LizzyP pledged Veg out
21 Dec 2011
Potential savings of 32KG of CO2
Keep Going!
20 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 38KG of CO2
Hey Mark, what you are doing is amazing. With you every step of the way! Best wishes Kirsty
19 Dec 2011
Potential savings of 3KG of CO2
Good luck Mark! Keep it going!

From: 177 pledges

15 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 0KG of CO2
I plan to never use the tumble dryer
14 Dec 2011
Potential savings of 35KG of CO2
keep on walking!!
14 Dec 2011
Potential savings of 727KG of CO2
merry christmas!
14 Dec 2011
Potential savings of 387KG of CO2
good luck mate
14 Dec 2011
Potential savings of 515KG of CO2
Great to hear from you tonight, and best of luck for the rest of your expedition.
14 Dec 2011
Potential savings of 34KG of CO2
hi mark, how are you? i'll make sure i dont boil the kettle that many times.
steve pledged Tea time
14 Dec 2011
Potential savings of 9KG of CO2
its getting chilly in the UK this week, so we know what you are going through Mark.
J-Cubb pledged Veg out
14 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 28KG of CO2
Go Veggies!
14 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 19KG of CO2
I'm putting my shopping bag on the shelf!
13 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 27KG of CO2
great cause!
13 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 60KG of CO2
Year 6 Pupils made snake draft excluders for their enterprise project.
08 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 69KG of CO2
Happy Birthday Mark, thinking about you lots xx
08 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 9KG of CO2
06 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 48KG of CO2
Good Luck on your amazing challenge!
Julesf pledged Tintin
06 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 21KG of CO2
06 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 18KG of CO2
06 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 4KG of CO2
06 Dec 2011
Potential savings of 18KG of CO2
lots of luck Woody. x
06 Dec 2011
Potential savings of 5KG of CO2
02 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 41KG of CO2
This has really made me think - thank you
01 Dec 2011
Potential savings of 95KG of CO2
Living in Perthshire guess that'll be potatoes for me... Only kidding, looking forward to the change, good luck...
01 Dec 2011
Confirmed savings of 20KG of CO2
saving 2kg of CO2 per trip thats 4kg a day
Neilbb pledged Tea time
01 Dec 2011
Potential savings of 5KG of CO2
I didn't even think about it! Good tip.
30 Nov 2011
Potential savings of 12KG of CO2
Just ordered my composter! I never knew that methane gas was 20 times worse than CO2. Thanks for the tip.
30 Nov 2011
Potential savings of 9KG of CO2
30 Nov 2011
Potential savings of 32KG of CO2
30 Nov 2011
Potential savings of 5KG of CO2
30 Nov 2011
Potential savings of 41KG of CO2
30 Nov 2011
Potential savings of 38KG of CO2
LillyRose pledged Tap it
30 Nov 2011
Potential savings of 3KG of CO2
30 Nov 2011
Potential savings of 14KG of CO2
30 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 1KG of CO2
Your expedition is so inspiring! I'm so pleased to sponsor someone else after doing my own DoNation pledge last month :o)
yezel pledged Veg out
30 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 24KG of CO2
i am a meat-lover, but i'm willing to cut back on 50% of it for the earth (:
29 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 14KG of CO2
Well done Mark, what you're doing actually makes someone like me think and feel quite guilty. Promise I'll change! x
29 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 5KG of CO2
28 Nov 2011
Potential savings of 26KG of CO2
Good luck Mark x
28 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 18KG of CO2
I am only going to buy fruit and veg without ANY packaging x
28 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 8KG of CO2
Good luck Mark! Lots of people are behind you!
28 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 5KG of CO2
My next washes will be on Wednesday of this week - I will wash at 30 degrees for the next two months and will think of your tough journey each time I put th
27 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 27KG of CO2
What your doing is just incredible. Can't even imagine what it's like. Will try my best to be green all the time. Well done.
nfjwebb pledged PC Power
27 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 30KG of CO2
well done mark, inspirational! will make sure all monitors are off before i leave the shop at night.
26 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 46KG of CO2
I am going to have to learn to do something with cabbage...but I think I can do this!
26 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 46KG of CO2
Even if it is local to Canada in the Winter, it's bound to be better than what you've got!
25 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 11KG of CO2
When the going gets tough . . .if there is anyone who can do this, it is you Mark! Extraordinary courage!!
25 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 53KG of CO2
If you're walking for 8 hours I day, I can cycle to work 3 times a week!
JW pledged Smart drive
25 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 123KG of CO2
Really enjoying your daily updates Mark - keep it going
22 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 5KG of CO2
Go Mark, Go!!! Fantastic effort, my fingers are crossed for you!
21 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 3KG of CO2
It's one small step in the right direction (hope you have a good sense of direction!)
21 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 26KG of CO2
I want to help to get to the target, and if my very good frind Mark can get off his bottom and do something about it so can I!! C'mon Mark :o) xx
21 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 60KG of CO2
08 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 18KG of CO2
Good luck again!!
Kirsty N pledged Veg out
08 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 79KG of CO2
Good luck Mark!
08 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 2KG of CO2
Not much, but added to my other pledge thats 76kg CO2!
08 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 68KG of CO2
Good luck Mark, what an incredible challenge. We will be following your journey and sharing your news as you go. Keep safe and good luck!
elf pledged All made up
08 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 48KG of CO2
08 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 6KG of CO2
This doesn't seem like a lot to do given the enormity of Mark's challenge, but every little change helps!
08 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 38KG of CO2
Good luck Mark with a truly epic mission!
08 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 73KG of CO2
Sounds like an amazing challenge. I'll be following your progress!! Good luck!
06 Nov 2011
Potential savings of 3KG of CO2
will be supporting you every step of the way-the marretts
05 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 25KG of CO2
Stay focused and stay safe Mark - Barry and Beverley
04 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 0KG of CO2
02 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 59KG of CO2
Lets make a change!
01 Nov 2011
Confirmed savings of 68KG of CO2
Keep Scotland Beautiful are going a step further and only eating British for a week!
31 Oct 2011
Potential savings of 120KG of CO2
good luck Mark!
30 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 1KG of CO2
Best of luck Mark!
Ninja1 pledged PC Power
29 Oct 2011
Potential savings of 6KG of CO2
Good luck man
29 Oct 2011
Potential savings of 164KG of CO2
The eurostar will have to do. Good luck Mark
29 Oct 2011
Potential savings of 18KG of CO2
Good luck mark all the way from Manila
Benwaa pledged Veg out
29 Oct 2011
Potential savings of 32KG of CO2
Awesome efforts Mark...love your work!
29 Oct 2011
Potential savings of 117KG of CO2
Mark!!! You're the man!! All the best of luck on your Epic Journey!
28 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 0KG of CO2
I wish you the best of luck, one foot after the other
28 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 0KG of CO2
I pledge to use my tumbe dryer lass and turn off lights and keep the CH at a minium
28 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 18KG of CO2
Good Luck Mark - it's an amazing thing that you are doing xxx
LizzyP pledged Tintin
28 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 21KG of CO2
It's an amazing thing that you're doing, stay safe, travel light and leave your fears behind xxx
28 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 49KG of CO2
Good luck Mark - think you might need it!
28 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 73KG of CO2
Wishing you lots of encouragement from Sweden and will spread the word!
27 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 0KG of CO2
Good luck Mark. Truly inspiring. I'm going to try to get sun power for you. Justin
27 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 60KG of CO2
24 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 9KG of CO2
Mark - you should like this one, the more we eat the more we save!
20 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 220KG of CO2
20 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 95KG of CO2
Good luck with the expedition Mark!
Serena pledged Tea time
19 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 34KG of CO2
Good luck Mark
19 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 22KG of CO2
1. I have accepted that there will be a few fails, but I must avoid these at all costs and be honest about them when they happen.
18 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 73KG of CO2
Awsome! Good luck.
18 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 13KG of CO2
18 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 23KG of CO2
Heroic!
18 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 21KG of CO2
Good luck Mark!
17 Oct 2011
Confirmed savings of 12KG of CO2
I can't really sponsor all our 'Doers' - but I think this one is pretty special! For you, I'll make my sister's nice up-cycled Christmas presents. GOOD LUCK!