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Ice work if you can get it

Fund manager M&G is offering IFAs the chance to go coasting across Iceland&#39s snowfilled landscape as part of its sponsorship of the North Pole Expedition 2002.

The M&G Polar Team set off on March 12 in its attempt to become the first all-woman team to reach the North Pole on foot. If successful, they will also be the first women to visit both poles, having conquered the South Pole in 2000.

The team must haul sledges twice their own body weight, tackle constantly moving pack ice and climb ice ridges up to 30ft high. They could also come up against polar bears.

Luckily, the winners will not encounter quite the same level of danger. IFAs can win one of two holidays worth £3,000 for two, including return flights to Iceland, three nights&#39 accommodation, a snowmobile safari and a trip to the famous Blue Lagoon.

•Competition, p14-15

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