Tom Warburton, 20, is a student at the University of Nottingham. In November 2020, 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 2020 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.

‘Toms expedition epitomises the great British challenge and the goal he has set is truly admirable and daring. I wish him the very best of luck for this noble adventure’

Levison Wood – Explorer and best-selling author
“Tom is impressive in that he is seeking to tackle one of the world’s most difficult endurance expeditions in the harshest of environments at such a young age. The determination shown at his age is admirable and I have no doubt he will succeed in his goal of reaching the South Pole. I wish him all the best and look forward to tracking his progress”

Jenny Davis Antarctic explorer and ultra-runner.

The Team Polar Endeavour volunteers

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, 20, is a student at the University of Nottingham. A keen ultra runner and explorer he will be leading and undertaking the expedition.

Vendangi Kulkarni – Expedition Manager

Vendangi, 19, 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.


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

For interviews or media enquries please contact teampolarendeavour@gmail.com

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