Our ‘Climb For Tibet’ team will take part in next April’s Polar Challenge, a 320 mile race to the 1996 position of the magnectic north pole. This is reckoned by many to be the toughest endurance race on Earth.
Our intentions are to speak out Peace Messages with the Inuit Children living in the most northerly community on Earth and also burn the messages into the ice at the pole. We will again be raising money for our Schools in Tibet programme (so far 6 built).
As part of the training Pete and Tess have already completed the 550 mile Camino de Santiago de Compostela (see previous news item). Further training will be held in North Wales in November (mainly G.P.S. navigational work) and sledge pulling on skis in the Austrian Alps in January. Prior to the start of the race, training will take place at Resolute Bay in Northern Canada and in addition a three day haul to the start point. We expect to complete the race in three weeks – Polar Bears permitting!!