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"Uplifting... a charming, wise-but-humble book" - Amazon
In a busy and complex world, Soft Courage is a simple and inspiring tale. It reminds us of the things that matter and make people and the planet a better place.
It is told through the eyes of Yannick - a soft-toy penguin. Together with Tess, "My Human", Yannick takes on real-life challenges: hanging precariously on the rock face overlooking Rio for 11 days, biking the length of Britain and tackling peace climbs on far-flung Andean and Himalayan mountains. Their ultimate mission: to raise funds for Tibet and to promote peace on Earth.
Tess tells Yannick's story as he battles with his ego and overcomes adversity to learn principles inspired by Tibetan wisdom: courage, compassion, friendship, inner peace, humility, determination, oneness and insight. Is Yannick's journey a reflection of Tess's adventure through life and can these principles, mixed with loss and love, lead to eventual happiness?
Read how Tess and the team tackle Mt Kilimanjaro, in Africa’s heartland.
This was not to be just a climb. To test the strength of their resolve they chose to pull behind them an additional burden, a car tyre, which included Peace Messages from every nation on Earth – embodying their desire for everyone to pull together to promote Peace.
It had never been done before. What if your passion were to push you to the limits of human endeavour?
“...this uplifting book makes you feel you can take on the world!” CHLOE HAYWARD
“This story brings to light how to reach high places -don’t say no!”DOUG SCOTT CBE
“...a very personal, touching and illuminating story…” VIRGINIA McKENNA OBE
“This inspirational writing helps me access my inner strength.” MARGARET COLES
“As a mountaineer I know the tremendous efforts here.” NEVILLE SHULMAN CBE
“I urge everyone to read this book.” Sir JONATHAN PORRITT CBE
The incredible story of Tess and Pete - two old age pensioners- and their inspiring journey across the coldest, driest, windiest place on Earth - to the Geographic South Pole.
Their goal was to read out Peace Messages at the southernmost tip of the globe, which they took with them on behalf of people from all corners of the world. The mission was to promote peace on Earth, and this book charts their highs and lows as they hauled themselves and their kit across the Antarctic continent to fulfil their promise.
Nobody said it was going to be easy.
How far would you go to realise a dream?
“The astonishing courage and humour of Tess Burrows makes this terrifying journey a joy to follow.” JOANNA LUMLEY
“These pages offer inspiration to put in the extra mile” SIR RANULPH FIENNES OBE
“The spirit of adventure doesn’t get much tougher than this.” BEN FOGLE
Their goal was to climb to the point furthest from the centre of the Earth - in Ecuador - some 2,150 metres higher than the summit of Everest, to speak out Messages of Peace, the highest aspirations from hearts around the World.
Their mission was to highlight Tibet and the Dalai Lama’s ideals as an arrow of light for the new millennium. But inexperience, sickness and blizzards stood between the team and the summit. Would their courage and belief be enough to carry them through against the odds?
For Tess it became a struggle of body and mind, as she was symbolically compelled towards the highest point within herself.
“I am pleased to offer my prayers to ‘Climb For Tibet’ and all that it touches” H.H. THE DALAI LAMA
“This is an enthralling journey of courage and endurance” JOANNA LUMLEY
“A remarkable tale challenging us to go beyond our day to day thoughts” URI GELLER
“High adventure for climbers and non-climbers alike” DOUG SCOTT CBE
DONATIONS are warmly appreciated, THANK YOU. They help balance out the world.
We have raised over £150,000 in the last 20 years. Six schools have been built in Tibet, along with other educational, humanitarian and environmental projects. We like to ‘give back’ to the country where we are undergoing our current Peace Climb. For example during the Africa Climb, funds were sent to a school in Tanzania and a Maasai community tree-planting project. (100% of funds donated are sent to the projects. We take no fees.)
Current CHARITY PROJECTS being supported are:-
- WOMEN'S ABUSE & TRAFFICKING in GREECE, many as REFUGEES with Hope Spot - www.hopespot.gr
- KOGI INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF COLUMBIA with the Tairona Trust - www.taironatrust.org
- NEPALESE EARTHQUAKE REBUILDING with The Tibet Relief Fund - www.tibetrelieffund.co.uk
- SPONSORSHIP OF TIBETAN CHILD with The Tibet Relief Fund - www.tibetrelieffund.co.uk
- DISABLED SKIERS with Disability Snowsport UK - www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk
- PENGUIN CONSERVATION IN THE WILD with The South African Foundation www.sanccob.co.za
- YAKS FOR TIBETAN NOMADS with The Tibet Foundation - www.tibet-foundation.org
- THIRD POLE with The International Tibet Network - www.tibetnetwork.org
“The Tibetan Plateau needs protecting not just for Tibetans, but for the environmental health and sustainability of the entire world” H.H. THE DALAI LAMA
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