James Redden

North Pole 'Last Two Degrees' 2016 in aid of WwtW

Fundraising for Walking With The Wounded
raised of £20,000 target
by 13 supporters
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We provide valuable support to veterans to empower and guide them on their journey.


In March 2016, I will be joined by at least one colleague and we will walk the last two degrees (88th to 90th degrees) of the North Pole. The journey is scheduled to take up to three weeks, although I'm hoping we will complete the trip in 14 days. All food and equipment will be hauled by us, on a pulk.

The 'last two degrees' is a ski trek over a distance of around 120 miles (about 193km). Hopefully without any negative ice drift! The sleds we will be pulling are heavy and the conditions will range from difficult to 'why, oh why?' and daily time on skis will be significant. Then, at the end of each day, we will have the pleasure of indulging my own homemade cooking (not a pretty sight). The end of the journey will be at the Geographic North Pole which is a pretty desolate and very cold place to be (averages temperature is about -29 Celsius). Oh, and then there are the polar bears to contend with - one of the few animals that will actively hunt humans.

Given the above, you could be forgiven for wondering why we want to go to the pole. The answer is easy: to help Walking with the Wounded raise funds for members of the Armed Forces who have sustained injuries during conflict.

The target sum is £20,000, so anything you can spare to help us hit this target will be gratefully received.

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