This weekend, a team of wounded servicemen achieved their goal of reaching the Geographical North Pole unsupported, and in record time! The Walking with the Wounded team trekked almost 200 miles to achieve this astonishing feat, raising money for projects that help rehabilitate our injured servicemen and women and setting a new World Record.
Walking with the Wounded: The Incredible Story of Britain's Heroes and the Challenge of a Lifetime publishes in Sphere hardback this September. To make a donation to this incredible cause, click here.
Read on for some comments from the team.
Martin Hewitt: "We acheieved our aim, set a world record and we hope we have proved what can be achieved with the right team and equpitment and attitude. You can adapt and improvise and overcome challenges."
Guy Disney: "We are absolutely delighted, we got here in thirteen days which is much quicker than we ever hoped, everyone is in great form with just a few bumps and bruises and it didn’t stop getting challenging until the last minute."
Steve Young:"It’s unbelievable, we're sat at the top of the world tonight and loving every minute of it."
Jaco Van Gass: "Thank you everyone for the support, we can’t thank you enough! A lot of people said it can’t be done and here we are, at the North Pole."
Polar Guide Inge Solheim: "We’ve had a great trip, everything has gone well and according to plan and we have had relatively good ice conditions, stable weather and no serious injuries. We are very, very happy for how it has all turned out. We are there or four days ahead of schedule, which is great! Over and out from the North Pole!"
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