This month it’s our pleasure to congratulate Lee Swan, Polar racer extraordinaire.who walked from Resolute Bay in Canada to the Magnetic North Pole,
Well done Lee!
Think about this:
- 650kms at temperatures averaging -40 degrees Celsius (coldest -48 Degrees Celsius)
- With GPS variations of probably 800kms
- Hauling an 80kg sledge
- Living in a tent, eating rations, no bath, no comforts, no night hours & and always daylight
- Averaging over 25kms p/day
Why Lee? Are you nuts or very brave?
Lee trained for 2 years before spending a week with Ski Travels Tony Gatonby in Cervinia, training Lee and preparing her for the adventure, Miles of walking up steep slopes, hours on cross-country trails and no rest.
After that week Tony knows the answers.
Lee is brave, very committed to her sponsors Deloittes where she works in the climate change / environmental consulting department.
Save the planet is Lees drive.
Be that as it may, the ideal, drive and courage all counted for nought as reality took over.
It’s a fight out there a battle against the elements which takes no prisoners, leaving you lonely and desolate.
Well Lee, we are proud that you trained with Ski Travel & even more proud that you finished and won!
Nobody can ever take that away from you.
This series is written for the GSA by,
Tony Gatonby, Ski Travel- The Ski Holiday Specialists.