Hopefully many of you will remember a customer of ours, Mark Langridge, who has completed 2 expeditions in Antarctica over the last 7 years, ably assisted by his trusty Carey Sheer Genius and favourite Carey Blends.
Mark first got in touch back in 2008 in advance of his solo attempt at the South Pole, asking if we could help raise sponsorship and if we could offer up some tobacco, being an existing Carey customer, to help him on his way. We were delighted to help out, and so began a long relationship.
When Mark embarked on another expedition with two colleagues during the 2011/2012 season, to commemorate Scott’s doomed voyage, we were again delighted to help out on the supplies front, this time including a small banner which was photographed at the pole. Now I’m sure there can’t be many small, family run businesses that can boast their products have been to the South Pole, much less tobacconists!
And so to this, Mark’s latest expedition. This time it’s the North Pole calling and what is regarded in many circles as a much harder voyage, thanks in no small part to Polar Bears and the effects of global climate change. Many said a similar trip in 2014 may well have been the last time a human could travel to the Pole on skis, but Mark hopes that’s not the case!
Once again we’ll be providing the morale booster for the trip – plentiful supplies of Carey’s Private Blend Tobaccos – due to start 20th February, and we’ll keep you posted throughout. In the meantime however you can read more about the expedition here …