Borne’s Arctic Challenge 2018

Ten heroes trekked to the North Pole in April 2018 to raise funds for Borne's life-saving research. Immerse yourself in their journey.

Ten heroes trekked to the North Pole in April 2018 to raise funds for Borne's life-saving research. Immerse yourself in their journey.

Ten heroes trekked to the North Pole in April 2018 to raise funds for Borne's life-saving research.

Pulling tyres on beaches, skiing their way to the North Pole, and watching out for polar bears. Follow Team Borne's epic journey.

No baby should suffer the consequences of being born too soon. With your help, we can make sure they don't have to.

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In April 2018, a team of 10 Borne supporters embarked on a perilous expedition to the North Pole.

They walked for 8 hours daily across constantly moving ice, pulling a sledge with everything they needed to survive. They crossed pans of ice and navigated through open leads, rubbles and ridges. They faced temperatures between -30oC and -40oC

This was one of the most extreme tests of physical and psychological endurance that they had ever faced. They made this journey to raise awareness of premature birth, and £750,000 for new research into its prevention.

Our Polar explorers

Alan Chambers MBE
Alex Kroner
Dean Mumm
Georgie Breitmeyer
Jason Fox
Joey Worldige
Julian Mylchreest
Neil Counihan
Uzi Yemin
Wayne Hoyle
Will Greenwood MBE

You are making a huge difference

Annabel Moeller

The trek was one of the hardest things the expedition team had ever done. Yet they know it cannot compare with the fight for life premature babies face from the day they are born.

The £750,000 you are helping to raise will fund a new research programme to better understand the maternal immune system and how it affects premature birth. The money will cover a post-doctorate scientist and the laboratory’s running costs for a year. 

With your support, more babies can be born safely.