The north geomagnetic pole
is more static and is currently located in Kane Basin, between Ellesmere Island and Greenland.
Jock, of Kingston-upon-Thames, London, was part of the first unsupported team to trek to the North Geomagnetic pole
. He has also rowed the Atlantic and been world champ in different yachting classes.
Mr Gauntlett, who was also a keen cyclist, continued to take on extreme challenges and in March 2007, he and Mr Hooper set off on a journey from the North Geomagnetic Pole
to the South Magnetic Pole using entirely human and natural power.
A British explorer launched one of the last Arctic challenges - the first solo and unsupported expedition to the North Geomagnetic Pole
- from Swindon Ice Rink yesterday.