Charlie Paton – Bio

Former Royal Marine Commando

  • 1989

    Member of the Expedition to climb and summit Mt Kenya

  • 2000

    I was part of the first British team to successfully walk unsupported from Canada to the Geographical North Pole.The trek lasted 70 days .Prince Philip was our Patron.The Expedition Generated over £20million in publicity for our Sponsor Diageo Johnnie Walker…. Since then, I have stood on the Geographical North Pole 10 times.

    2001 After returning from the North Pole I was selected for the Great Britain and Royal Marines Biathlon team.

    I have skied across Greenland four times, and I have retraced world legend explorer Shackleton’s footsteps across South Georgia Antarctica whilst leading a team of sixteen adventurers.

  • 2002-2007

    Adviser & Led many groups across Greenland and returned to the Geographical North Pole in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011

    My diet program was publicised in the book ‘South, The Race to the Pole’ alongside the great explorers Amundsen and Scott, as a modern day comparison.

  • 2008

    Skied across Greenland Twice.East to West then West to East (total of 1100km)

    Led a group of Adventures across South Georgia in the footsteps of the Legend Sir Ernest Shackleton.

    Took part in a 3 day search and rescue mission for a missing person along with the Danish Military and British Embassy.The person was found alive. I was praised by the Danish Military, Greenlandic Police and officials from the British Embassy in Denmark for my bravery and excellence in my part conducting the search and operation. whilst putting my own life at risk crossing some of the deepest and most exposed crevasses on Greenland in atrocious weather conditions until helicopter support could commence on the third day after waiting for the break in the weather.

    Was part of a 2 year project in which scientists and explorers came together to undertake field research in the Arctic, working in temperatures as low as minus 50.

  • 2009

    Floating Ice Base camp manager on the Arctic ocean for three months, coordinating resupplies for theCatlin Arctic Survey Explorer ice team.

    Became a Commando Spirit Ambassador,Helping raise funds for the RMCTF through once in a lifetime opportunities.

  • 2010

    Head of Science on the Explorer Ice team as part of the Catlin Arctic Survey,which involved navigating a 3 man team across 500km of Arctic Ocean,reaching the Geographical North Pole after 60 days.

    Founder and Race director of the longest coldest winter arctic race FROSTSKADE 500; a 500 mile footrace spanning three countries Norway, Sweden, Finland. Managing all aspects of Safety, Logistics, Planning, Emergencies and resupplies for this brutal race with clients from all over the world.

    Currently attacking each of the highest Mountain Summits in each of the 7 Continents.

  • 2015

    I am finishing off Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated 1915 Imperial Trans Antarctica expedition, which is a 3472km journey on foot across Antarctica. I will train and prepare the whole team for this mass expedition whilst getting filmed for a documentary.