Tom Warburton, 22, is an adventurer. In November 2021, Tom is attempting a feat like no other. Tom will be attempting to become the youngest person to walk to the South Pole solo.

In November 2021 Tom is aiming to walk from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole, totally solo, and in the process aims to become the youngest person to do it. It’s a distance of nearly 700 miles and will take him 45 days to complete, with him returning just in time for the new year.

Join him on this testing journey in the world’s last true frontier of exploration. We created Team Polar Endeavour, an organisation designed to promote environmental awareness and nurture adventure. Tom and the team are visiting schools, youth groups and scouting organisations, we aim to speak to over 10,000 young people before the end of Tom’s expedition.

COVID 19 UPDATE: On 03/09/2020 the Antarctic season was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic. From the onset of the pandemic the expedition team and Tom had prepared for an eventuality like this. The expedition aims to role over to the following season (2021). However, due to the nature of the pandemic, the team and Tom are unable to say for certain that the expedition will be undertaken for definite next year.  



Tom is the founder of Team Polar Endeavour. Team Polar Endeavour was set up to encourage adventure and environmental awareness through polar exploration. Team Polar Endeavour is working on Tom’s expedition. The team are all volunteers and visit schools, youth groups and clubs to encourage adventure and environmental awareness.

Tom Warburton – Expedition Leader

Tom, 22, Is a keen ultra runner and explorer he will be leading and undertaking the expedition.

Vendangi Kulkarni – Expedition Manager

Vendangi, 20, is a student at the University of Bournemouth, and experienced explorer and cyclist she is the youngest women to cycle around the world. Vendangi will be managing the expedition and making sure it all runs smoothly!

Tony Virgo – Media and Communications

Tony is a former Councillor for Bracknell and Head of Drama at the BBC. Tony will be handling the media and communications side of the expedition.

Tanish Kharab – Finance Manager

Tanish , 21, is responsible for the financial health of the expedition organising the finances of the expedition and sponsors. Tanish studied at the University of Nottingham and University College London reading Economics.

Álvaro Suárez Mateos – Finance Manager

Alvaro, 21 is a graduate from the University of Nottingham, having read BSc Economics. Alvaro will work with Tanish in gaining sponsors for Tom’s expedition.


Finances are just as important for any expedition as proper preparation and training. The total expected costs for this expedition is £65,000. (Costs may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances). All volunteers and team members, including Tom, are unpaid, and will not receive any financial benefits from this expedition or sponsorship.

The £65,000 raised for this expedition will go towards financing the expedition attempt. Any surplus funding will go towards our chosen charities.

We hope to raise £120,000 independently of the expedition costs for our two chosen charities Help for Heroes and Great Ormond Street. 

A breakdown of expedition costs can be seen below:

£57,000 – Logistics to and in Antarctica and all costs in Antarctica.
£3000 – Return flights to Chile.
£2000 – Insurance
£3000 – Training and equipment.

Without the valuable and generous support from the expedition sponsor’s Tom’s journey would be no where!


Due to the groundbreaking nature of the expedition it has garnered considerably media attention.

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