In November 2017, Lieutenant Scott Sears from the First Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles, will attempt to break the record for the youngest person ever to reach the South Pole completely alone, unassisted and unsupported in an effort to raise £25,000 for the Gurkha Welfare Trust.
The 1100km journey from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole is the equivalent of walking from London to the Czech Republic...it's just a bit colder...and windier...and there are crevasses to fall into...and you have to drag all your food and shelter with you...but otherwise it's basically the same.
ANNAPURNA ULTRA - DOKO 24 HOUR CHALLENGE RAISED OVER £6000
On the 21st of October, 11 Officers from the Brigade of Gurkhas:
Capt Phil Lambert 2 RGR
Capt Sophie Piper QGE
Lt Glazebrook QGE
Lt Jake Chapman QGS
Lt Hattie Griffith QGS
Lt David Carter 2 RGR
Lt Tom Gardner 1 RGR
2 Lt Josh Edwards QOGLR
2 Lt Seb Bird 2 RGR
2 Lt Alex McWilliam 1 RGR
2 Lt Scott Sears 1 RGR
Will be undertaking a gruelling 24 hour challenge completing the iconic Gurkha Doko Race followed by a 50km ultra marathon across the Annapurna trail.
Our goal is to raise £4000 which is enough to build a house in Gorkha - the birthplace and spiritual home of the Gurkhas and epicentre of last year's devastating earthquake.