Finally the big day had arrived – I left for Puntas Arenas on Christmas Day! On December 29, we woke early and waited for the call to say that the weather is clear enough to fly to Union Glacier, Antarctica…
It’s a privilege to embark on the Vinson Massif expedition with a team of women who are also supporting some great causes. Take a look at the UN’s Women Lead Climate Action Programme in Cambodia, as well as the Her Planet Earth page. Check out Sandra Marichal’s video about her experience in Antarctica.
Adventure Consultants are great with communication and preparing us for the expedition. Below are some of the reference notes they sent us.
It’s the most beautiful place… Upon arrival, I experienced the peaceful, deafening silence of utter isolation and remote wilderness in Greenland. The extended expedition up the summit of Mount Gunnbjørn Fjeld was an unforgettable experience.
Mount Gunnbjørn Fjeld is the highest mountain peak in the Arctic (3694m) located on the remote east coast of Greenland and forms part of the Watkins Range of nunataks (rocky mountains protruding from the glacial ice-cap). From 23 May 2017 I will be climbing this magnificent summit for BARAKA! It has been a dream of mine to achieve this climb ever since I read about it…
Today marks 100km. So far, so good, but my feet are taking a beating – blisters! I ran through dunes and over the jebel covered in sand. Tomorrow is the big distance day: 86km in one go! Not easy. I really hope this inspires people to sponsor me and donate.
The first MdS race day spanned a distance of 30.3km through amazing scenery: dunes, rocky hills, big spaces and a big blue sky. I took it easy today and finished in just over 6 hours – a respectable placing!
The big day has finally arrived! After a year of training and preparation, I am in Morocco and starting my Marathon des Sables race today. Let me run a kilometer for you in support of the great charities BARAKA endorses!