The ClimateForce Challenge launched on January 15th 2018 at the South Geographic Pole, when Barney Swan, Kyle O’donoghue, and Martin Barnett completed SPEC, the first polar expedition to the South Pole powered entirely by renewable energy. This carbon neutral journey marked the beginning of the mission to reduce 320 million tonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere before 2025.
Robert Swan OBE, the first person to walk to the North and South poles, has dedicated his life to sustainable development, renewable energy, and education through the 2041 Foundation. Working with his son Barney Swan, they both brought to life The ClimateForce Challenge. Whether in a polar tent or lecture hall, Robert and Barney continue to inspire the next generation of leaders to take responsibility to preserve this earth for generations to come. The ClimateForce Challenge builds on the 2041Foundation legacy of protecting Antarctica as a land for Science and Peace.