World’s first unsupported crossing of the Greenland ice cap by an amputee
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    June 4th 2015 Peter Bowker & the team of 65 Degrees North successfully recorded the ‘World’s first unsupported crossing of the Greenland ice cap by an amputee’  Donate Now
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    The unsupported team crossed the ice cap on skis, pulling pulks containing their food, clothing and survival equipment, covering the near 600 km crossing.Donate Now
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    Pitting resolve and steadfast determination against the fearsome environment, they relied on fitness and mental grit to overcome temperatures of -37°c and the threat of fatigue and resident polar bears.Donate Now

Greenland 2015

At 01.36am on June 4th 2015 Peter Bowker, an amputee from the recent conflict in Afghanistan, and the team of 65 Degrees North successfully recorded the:

“WORLD’S FIRST UNSUPPORTED CROSSING OF THE
GREENLAND ICE CAP BY AN AMPUTEE”

65 Degrees North pitted their resolve and steadfast determination against the fearsome environment of the Greenland ice cap. They relied on fitness and mental grit to overcome temperatures of -37°c and the ever present threat of fatigue and resident polar bears.

The unsupported team covered the near 600km (372 miles) crossing of the ice cap from Kangerlussuaq in the West to Kulusuk in the East.

They crossed the ice cap on skis, pulling pulks, containing their food, clothing and survival equipment for their world record attempt.

This demanding endeavour encompassed the ‘spirit of adventure’ and tested the resilience and fortitude of the team to the limit.

65 Degrees North are proud to be supported by The Endeavour Fund

The Endeavour Fund was created by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to support sporting and adventurous challenges conducted by wounded, injured or sick service personnel and veterans. The fund aims to promote these activities as part of a recovery pathway and to amplify the actions of these incredible people in order to inspire others to challenge their perceptions of what is truly possible.

www.endeavourfund.co.uk / www.royalfoundation.com / Twitter: @endeavourfund

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In 2012 The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry created the Endeavour Fund. It exists to support the ambitions of wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel and Veterans wishing to use sport or adventurous challenge to promote recovery and inspire others. The Endeavour Fund is proud to support 65 Degrees North and applauds the example being set by Peter Bowker in this amazing feat of endurance.  ~ Harry Holt: Chairman, The Endeavour Fund

“This incredible challenge pushed me to the absolute limit. Despite the horrendous conditions and constant pain, I was determined to complete and I had a great team supporting me. I hope that other wounded guys will look beyond their own injuries and draw the motivation to push their own limits…”

~ Peter Bowker QDG

Immense Support for the 'World Record Attempt'

We would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who supported the team for the 'World Record Attempt"