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Weʼre raising £70,000 to enable Ghazala Ahmad-Mear to walk the Last Degree of the South Pole Energy Challenge, the first polar expedition using only renewable energy

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Peak District National Park, UK
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Step by Step is my campaign to join the South Pole Energy Challenge (SPEC) - Last Degree

I have been invited by Robert Swan OBE to join the SPEC expedition at 60 nautical miles from the South Pole - the Last Degree. Using NASA technology, the challenge will be the first polar expedition to be solely fuelled by renewable energy, using only the sun, wind and biofuels. No fossil fuels will be used on the 600 mile, 50 day man-haul across Antarctica, arriving at the South Pole January 2018.
If we can survive Antarctica, the coldest, driest and most inhospitable place on Earth, Step by Step, we can make similar changes in our everyday lives.

I am a surgeon and an Associate Postgraduate Dean in the NHS working in Sheffield. I am married to the Mountaineer Roger Mear and we have two young sons. I live in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak National Park.

For half my life, it has been my dream to experience the Antarctic Polar Plateau.

Antarctica - the last great wilderness - is under threat from global warming. Glaciers are retreating and ice shelves the size of France are breaking-up. Despite the urgent need to reduce manmade emissions, business has continued as usual. 2016 has already seen the hottest temperatures yet recorded.

30 years ago, Gareth Wood, Roger Mear and Robert Swan made the first unsupported journey to the South Pole ‘In the Footsteps of Scott’. Step by step they made it happen. In celebration, a Mear and Swan will again walk to the South Pole in January 2018. This time they carry a message of responsibility and sustainability. At the South Pole, where all lines of longitude converge, our individual actions - what we buy, sell and consume - connect us all and their impact affects us globally.

NOW is the time to act, to build a sustainable future, based on renewable energy to preserve not only Antarctica, but the world for our children.

Step by Step EVERYONE can make a difference.

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  • Ghazala Ahmad-Mear

    Ghazala Ahmad-Mear

    19 days ago

    Ghazala Ahmad-Mear

    Happy New Year to all my very generous supporters, I am really touched by your kindness and belief in me, it all helps. This time next year, I will be joining Robert Swan and the SPEC expedition to walk the Last Degree to the South Pole. Join me in the Renewable Revolution, together we can make it all happen! May 2017 bring all you hope for. Love Ghazala xx

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  • Ghazala Ahmad-Mear

    Ghazala Ahmad-Mear

    a month ago

    Ghazala Ahmad-Mear

    Dear All, Many thanks to all who have donated, I am touched by your good wishes of support and generosity. My campaign is picking up momentum. I have BBC Radio Sheffield live 11am Monday 12th December, so please listen in. Other interviews have been recorded, will keep you informed of their broadcasting. I am on Page 2 Regional Peak Advertiser this month. I have some talks planned over the next couple of months. All to raise awareness of the 2041 mission and SPECLD. Starting to approach Corporates for promotional opportunity. Keep sharing X

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  • Ghazala Ahmad-Mear

    Ghazala Ahmad-Mear

    3 months ago

    Ghazala Ahmad-Mear

    I will be launching my campaign on the evening of Friday 14th October 2016 at the 2041 Foundation Reunion at the Shell Centre, London.

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  • T. Stroud

    T. Stroud

    Jan 17, 2017

    Go for it, girl!!!

  • David/Louise Macpherson

    David/Louise Macpherson

    Jan 17, 2017

    Good Luck, Ghazala. We'll be thinking of you. Lots of love.

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    Anonymous

    Jan 14, 2017

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Ghazala Ahmad-Mear

Ghazala Ahmad-Mear

Peak District National Park, UK

I am a surgeon and an Associate Postgraduate Dean in the NHS working in Sheffield. I am married to Mountaineer Roger Mear and we have two young sons. I am a cancer survivor from having Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 1996. It has been my dream to experience the Antarctic Polar Plateau.

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