Doug Stoup and Ice Axe changed my life. By guiding me to the Geographic North Pole I fulfilled a lifelong ambition to achieve something extraordinary. I was also able to raise over $40,000 for UK cancer charity Macmillan, which supported my Dad through his fight against terminal lung cancer. To reach the North Pole in his memory and to help others win their fight, was my life’s most fulfilling achievement. Doug was an amazing guide and mentor who taught me so much about leadership and humility as well as survival. I now work as a professional speaker, inspiring others to do extraordinary things for charity and themselves. I plan to reach the South Pole in January 2012.