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Neil Hunter

South Pole Solo

In November I will be skiing to the South Pole for Diabetes UK because I want to help them raise much needed funds.

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Diabetes UK

We provide the vital support people need to ensure they don’t face diabetes alone.

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Please also visit my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/90DegreesSouthSolo if you haven't done so already.

It is my intention to undertake an expedition to Antarctica this
coming November through to some time in January next year.

This will be in the form of a solo unsupported, unassisted
man haul from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole. The journey is in excess of 700
miles and I anticipate it to take in the region of 45 to 50 days, hauling a
sledge weighing somewhere in the region of 100kgs.

Antarctica is the coldest, driest and most windy continent on the planet and on my journey I will have to contend
with crevasses, winds up to 60 mph and temperatures down to -45 degrees Celsius.
To make this a little bit harder, it is uphill all the way to the South Pole,
starting at sea level and climbing to almost 3000 metres altitude.

As an insulin using type 2 diabetic I aim to raise funds and
awareness on behalf of Diabetes UK, the UK’s foremost diabetes charity to help
them continue their important work in providing advice, support and conducting
research to find a cure to this ever increasing condition.

In doing so I hope that being a diabetic and showing that
big adventures are still possible, others can take encouragement and realise
that there are no borders to this condition, and I also hope that the money
raised goes on to enhance the lives of other diabetics.

Someone is diagnosed with diabetes every two minutes in the
UK and this is adding to the already diagnosed 4.7 million people. This is one
in fifteen people in the UK.

There are many thousands more out there who are currently
undiagnosed and the aim is to raise awareness and make people more aware of the
symptoms.

If not controlled, the complications of diabetes make grim
reading with lives shortened and other major life changing impacts but with
your help we can try to change this.

So please give generously and help me to achieve my target
of £15,000 for Diabetes UK.

Many thanks - Neil

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