Project Zero: A Father and Son's Journey from South Pole to North Pole
We are excited to announce that we will be rejoining Polar Explorer Dr Geoff Wilson on his latest adventure: Project Zero, a father and son journey into the far reaches of the globe to document the visible impact of climate change.
From the South Pole to the North Pole, Geoff and his filmmaker son, Kitale Wilson, will explore some of the world’s most isolated and vulnerable environments, and the impact of global warming on them, with a goal of completely carbon neutral exploration.
The ambitious seven-leg voyage will span two years to complete, with the adventurous duo launching from Gold Coast, Australia, onwards to New Zealand, and far flung locations such as the Patagonia Ice Cap, the Antarctic Peninsula, the Arctic Circle and the Norwegian archipelago, Svalbard, home to the highest density of polar bears.
“The mission is clear – work as a team to create awareness and instigate change to protect the planet for future generations,” says Geoff.
The crew will be sailing on wind- and solar-powered NanookX, an up-cycled net-zero carbon emission vessel, which Geoff says will be the flagship for a new era of net-zero adventure and exploration. Completing the crew is drone pilot Jordan Pearson and crewman Alistair Burton. They will also traverse on foot, on skis and via wind kites with sleds, navigating crevasses, avalanche corridors and ice fields.
Brookfarm has come onboard Project Zero as their Breakfast Provider, supplying nutrient rich breakfast options for the crew of four, for a total of 60 days sailing.
Pam Brook, Brookfarm's co-founder and Head of Innovation, has specially formulated two energy packed products, Polar Granola and Polar Porridge, just for Geoff, Kitale and their expedition team to fuel their epic journey.
With maximum high calories, yet high in good fats and nutrition, Polar Granola and Polar Porridge will be the cornerstone of the team's daily intake.
We have also supplied our Toasted Muesli Macadamia Cranberry, a crowd favourite, our Wild Berry Granola, a reminder of the Australian rainforest with Davidson Plums. The dried fruits in each will add a choice of sweetness in the morning.
Pam also added some grain free Prebiotic Paleo Granola Almond Coconut, with macadamia oil and hazelnut butter in there to slow down digestion and Energy Paleo Granola Walnut Coffee & Wattleseed - one of her favourites for a kickstart to the morning.
“Lots and lots of flavour, so you can look forward to breakfast every day,” says Pam.
Morale is so intricately linked to nutrition and with Brookfarm onboard, the crew will be happily fuelled all the way to the ice!