Tess Burrows

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Participants: Tess Burrows, Pete Hammond

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In the last few years we have carried Earth Peace Messages including thousands of Pledges for the Environment to far and high places of the Earth.  This has been following the ancient Tibetan tradition of flying prayer flags to bring peace and harmony to all beings.

This year we took part in the South Pole Race.  This involved skiing up through the crevasse fields onto the Antarctic plateau and across to the geographic South Pole at nearly 10,000ft.  We pulled pulks loaded with all our survival equipment.

We left England on 14th Dec and raced for the month of Jan.  We were symbolically racing to help the planet...

When the going was hard, yet another 10 hour day pulling a heavy sledge loomed, the intense cold bit and the harsh wind threatened to blow us to oblivion.... that's when we questioned our sanity... that's when it gave us so much strength to know that, because of our struggle, kind people were donating funds to help something as worthwhile as WWF.

WWF's Climate Change programme strikes at the very heart of the urgent need for harmony on the Earth today.  Around the globe they are tackling the issues which make a difference.  The enormous world-wide respect that they have earned over the years for their successful campaigns and conservation achievements is reflected in the respect for our Earth that they have engendered.  This is priceless. For it is in respect for our Earth that the future lies... the future of plants, animals, all human kind... your future and that of your children...

As we faced the most extreme Antarctic conditions, we couldn't help but have the utmost respect for this wilderness... for our lives depended on it.....  likewise in the bigger picture, all our lives depend on our respect for our planet....

You can find out more info on the race

at www.teamsouthernlights.org



Tess and Pete

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