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.
Watch “The Cold Truth: An Expedition to Antarctica” by Sandra Marichal, an #up2degrees documentary about the aircon of our planet: Antarctica. Sandra says:
“Every day is magical… Every day has a beauty I’ve never seen. It’s a place that makes you feel very humble to be invited on the planet – and the least we can do is to protect and respect it.”
During the southern summer of 2017/18, Adventure Consultants will operate its twenty fourth year of expeditions to Vinson Massif, Antarctica’s highest summit. Check out the Vinson Massif Expedition 2017/18.
What does it take to train for something like this? Here is a bit of a photo essay giving you a glimpse into how much preparation went into training for MdS – I trained for over a year in all kinds of weather conditions… We faced so many challenges!
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!
While on my visit in Kenya, I saw much wildlife. Sustainable conservation is so important – that’s why I fully support the model that the Milgis Trust. Like
The Golden Ridge Run is a 45km race through rural Tanzania that took place in 2009 for raising funds to build a quality, sustainable Tanzanian school, as well as supporting The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation and the Dana‐Farber Cancer Institute.