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.
The North Magnetic Pole is where the Earth's geomagnetic field points directly downwards, while the North Geomagnetic Pole
is the northern end of the axis of the magnetosphere, the geomagnetic field that surrounds the Earth and extends into space.
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.