Arctic Rugby Challenge - James Harding has come together with Children's rugby charity Wooden Spoon and world class maritime and polar adventurer, Jock Wishart on a pioneering expedition to the Magnetic North Pole. The intrepid adventurers include former rugby union internationals Tim Stimpson (England & British & Irish Lions) and Ollie Phillips (England 7s & Gloucester). The match ref will be England and British & Irish Lion legend Lee Mears.
I will be joining Jock, Tim and Ollie as an expedition challenger, embarking on this world record breaking trek to the Magnetic North Pole (MNP) in April/May 2015. We will set out from Resolute Bay, Canada and ski/trek the final 100 miles in Arctic conditions over frozen sea and land to reach the MNP before playing the northernmost rugby match in history. Setting a World Record in the process.
We will learn how to survive harrowing winds, avoid and scare away polar bears, physical & mental fatigue and temperatures as low as -50C with wind chill.
I have set up a blog "Arctic Rugby Daddy" for those who wish to follow the build and light-hearted insights:
You can also follow my progress on Twitter: @hardinguk, @wsarcticrugby, @charityspoon
Each participant’s aim is to raise £50,000 and engage local schools and communities in raising awareness and much needed support for Wooden Spoon.
I am securing corporate sponsorship to cover my expdeition cost so all donations from this page will go directly to Wooden Spoon.
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