Friday, February 15, 2008

Charity Sponcored Ski

This Sunday at Halley we are attempting to walk, ski and possibly kite the distance to the south pole! The total journey is 1600km and we'll try and achieve it by completing laps around the perimeter. Assuming everyone takes part, we'll each need to cover around 16km. No skidoos are allowed! I've pledged different numbers of laps depending on whether I'm on foot, ski or kite (although I'm hoping the wind will help and and can zoom round clocking up the miles with ease)

Training for the event

The charity we're collecting for is the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. For overseas readers (and British Landlubbers): The RNLI is the charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland. Covering beaches, inshore and coastal waters, the volunteer crews brave trecherous conditions to save lives at sea. Having travelled through some pretty rough seas to get here, I can apprechiate the dangerous conditions the lifeboat crews have to face. Hopefully our efforts will add to their funds and allow them to buy the best kit possible.

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