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The Team

There are many people, organisations and sponsors involved in the Challenge Antarctica project in support of Baz, as well as Patron Alexandra Shackleton and Ambassadors, Lieutenant General Edward Davis and Tim Jarvis.  The core team is Baz, Mitesh as Commercial Director and Jason as the official photographer.

Barry Gray

Barry Gray is a former Royal Marines Commando, Regimental Sergeant Major who served his country for 26 Years, including operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as many major exercises to the most remote areas on the planet.

As a Royal Marine, Barry joined the specialist Mountain Leader Branch in 1998 and went on to become the Chief Instructor, responsible for all Mountain and Extreme Cold Weather Environment training.

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Jason Wilcock

‘J' is the Official Photographer and fellow Director within the Challenge Antarctica team. As a former Royal Marines Commando he trained in arctic warfare and survival in Norway and in preparation for his first operational duties he completed his first ever photography course. Over the years J has supported Baz with many of his extreme challenges for charity and he’s now looking forward to capturing that immense moment when Baz completes Challenge Antarctica.

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Mitesh Badiani

As Co-Director, Mitesh is the commercial driver of Challenge Antarctica. As an award winning dentist with 8 practices, with plans for 30, he met Baz through his charity, Smilestar, which looks after medically discharged Royal Marines, providing them free dental care for life.

He set up Challenge Antarctica with Baz with the sole aim of enabling Baz to achieve his dream.

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