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Wednesday 03 June 2015

Day 25 of the 65 Degrees North Challenge

Posted by: Help For Heroes | Categories: General

The 65 Degrees North team are at Day 25 of this unique challenge and it has been hard.

The weather has been appalling, with whiteout conditions making any skiing impossible for some days on end. Whenever the weather improves the team push themselves to the limit to try and make up time but this also has its problems as they discover their physical limits.

What has kept them going are messages of love and support from friends and family as well as live interviews with local press. The Commandant of the Royal Marines and the Chancellor, George Osborne, have also been in touch with morale-boosting phone calls!

The motivation for the challenge is Pete Bowker. At the age of 21 he was injured whilst on patrol in Afghanistan and sustained devestating life-changing injuries which left him needing complex surgery and rehabilitation after the amputation of his right leg. He saw first hand the incredible work of the people who treated him immediately after and during his recovery process, which has been part of his desire to help others lead fulfilling lives. His focus for this trek across the Greenland ice cap has always been to inspire others and to give something back to Help for Heroes.

Please visit the online giving page to make a donatioN and follow them on Facebook under 65 Degrees North or on Twitter using #6Hearts11Legs. They need your messages of support to get them through this last bit, complete their efforts and come home Heroes!