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Plucky explorers take video streaming to the North Pole

And it's all for charity...
Written by Graham Hayday, Contributor

And it's all for charity...

Three British men are planning a record-breaking expedition to the North Pole, from where they will stream live footage of their adventure over the internet - the first time such a video stream has been sent directly from the Pole. The group will travel 770Km in 65 days, facing temperatures as low as -50 degrees. The team will be broadcasting a video diary of their epic trip to the expedition website (http://www.pole-expedition.com) from which school children can follow the team's progress and participate in web chats with the arctic team members. The children, who will follow the team's progress as part of their curriculum, will be able to interact with the explorers and watch as they conduct experiments on their behalf. One of the three explorers, David Burckett-St.Laurent, 23, will become the youngest person ever to walk from land to the North Pole. He said: "I'm excited that I have the opportunity be a part of this expedition, and that we will be the first to use technology in this way. It is amazing that children and the wider world can share our experience and interact with us while we're out there on the ice. It's the kind of project I would have loved when I was at school." This expedition is being undertaken in order to raise funds for, and awareness of, the medical research charity Children Nationwide. The explorers are currently looking for sponsors and technology partners. If you or your company would like to become involved, or would like further information on this project please contact David Burckett-St.Laurent on david@children.org.uk or call 0207 593 0550.
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