65 Degrees North

Unsupported crossing of greenland icecap

people in snow

Pete Bowker hopes to become the first amputee to cross the Greenland icecap unsupported when he joins the 65 Degrees North at the edge of the frozen country in May 2015.

The team aims to cover nearly 600 km of ice from Kangerlussuaq in the West to Kulusuk in the East. They will conduct the unsupported crossing on skis, pulling pulks weighing up to 300lbs containing their food, clothing and survival equipment. Collectively they will battle against the distance and fatigue, temperatures as low as -37°c, deep crevasses and the resident polar bears.

“This incredible challenge will push me to the limit but I hope that other wounded guys will see me on the ice, look beyond their own injuries and draw the motivation to push their own limits…”PETE BOWKER

This world record attempt is estimated to take between 24 – 30 days, and all money fundraised after expedition costs will be given to Help for Heroes.

This world record attempt is estimated to take between 24 – 30 days, and all money fundraised after expedition costs will be given to Help for Heroes.
At the age of 21, Peter was injured whilst on patrol in Afghanistan by an IED (road side bomb), and sustained devastating life changing injuries, multiple complex fractures to his right foot, ankle, heel and a fractured femur in seven places, resulting in his femur being shortened by 7 cm which saw him needing complex and pioneering surgery following the amputation of his lower right leg.

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