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Adviser reaches South Pole

by: Thomas Smith
  • 20/01/2015
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Adviser reaches South Pole
Patrick McIntosh, a chartered financial planner and director at adviser firm KMG has reached the South Pole on his expedition to raise funds for charities.

The expedition was announced before Christmas, and McIntosh reached the South Pole during the weekend with his guide Conrad Dickinson.

The arrival coincided with the anniversary of Captain Scott’s arrival at the pole 100 years ago, however unlike explorers 100 years ago McIntosh and his guide are hoping to fly some of the journey back.

In his most recent blogpost of 19 January 2015 he noted they are currently awaiting an improvement in weather conditions to return to the Union Glacier where they started.

McIntosh had recently overcome a triple life-threatening health challenge: bowel cancer, prostate cancer and skin cancer, all within a relatively short time frame.

He previously said that his business protection’s payment had “made a huge difference to my quality of life and rate of recovery during a very stressful time.”

Money raised from the expedition for the KMG Foundation will go to Bowel Cancer UK, Prostate Cancer UK, and The Voice of the Listener & Viewer.

Dougy Grant, protection director at Aegon said: “The protection team at Aegon was really proud to lend its support to Patrick. We’d like to congratulate Patrick on this phenomenal accomplishment.

“Patrick’s achievement will go a long way in raising awareness of protection and early detection of cancer but will also inspire those facing a similar health battle to focus on their recovery and stay positive.

“We wish him a safe return and look forward to hearing all about his adventure.”

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