Thank you to everyone for their support and donations for our Arctic Husky Challenge for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, led by Per Tor our ex Norwegian Navy Seal guide and Mike Hammond.
Throughout the whole time in the arctic I had a massive smile, I couldn’t believe I was there and part of such an amazing challenge. Over 260km of truly stunning arctic wilderness we have sledded!!
A trip where shelter, warmth, food, weren’t taken for granted and where running water and toilets were left behind! The strength and will of our spirited huskies couldn’t be underestimated nor the responsibility we were given to manage our own pack of six dogs. Sledding itself is definitely an art for which we had no training; you just had to go with it-and hope.
With snow showers, extreme wind chill, temperatures below -25, blue skies, brilliant sun, and a hint of the northern lights. We ran, scooted and sled with our huskies pulling 150-200kg, flattened our camping area with snow shoes(Helen), put tents up and down having to warm the frozen pole joints, dug toilet area/snow holes and trenches, boiled 10ltrs of water a day on a primus stove, collected water from ice holes, survived dritech food, frozen sandwiches and on our feet from 6am to 8pm.
Apologies Helen and Nicki for trying to get you up at 5am one morning when my clock was on Finland time, hopefully the morning cuppa in bed helped??
Thank you to Helen for inviting me to join her on this adventure. Looking forward to the next one……. what about the North Pole?… it’s only -50 there ………
Last but by no means least we have raised an incredible *£9,400* (and still counting) This is going to make a real difference to the children and families Noah’s Ark supports. Thank you all for your support to help us achieve this amazing total.
Love Siân xxx