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Charlie Paton (born 1970), former Royal Marine and personal trainer, is the first Scotsman to walk unsupported to the Geographic North Pole from Canada. After 70 days on the ice, Charlie led by Alan Chambers MBE, raised the Union Jack on top of the world at 23:16 hours on 16 May 2000. The ten-week expedition left the team ten days overdue, suffering weight loss and without food supplies.
Charlie and Alan will attempt another British first commencing February 2007; walking unsupported across the frozen Arctic Ocean from Russia to Canada, approximately 2000 kilometres, 100 days on the ice and experiencing temperatures as low as -60. The project is called Polar Odyssey.
Charlie is currently giving people the opportunity to enjoy guided trips to the North and South Poles with his travel company PolarTrex.