Rich is a former Royal Marine Commando who served at 40 Commando, amongst other units, he deployed and was trained in Arctic and desert warfare and survival.
Rich founded 65 Degrees North in 2014 when a team came together to help Peter Bowker, a former Lance Corporal in the Queen’s Dragoon Guards, realise his dream to become the ‘First Amputee’ to cross the Greenland ice cap unsupported in June 2015!
Rich has since led an expedition to summit Mt Kilimanjaro, which achieved a full team summit success and, in January 2017, he stood on the summit of the ‘Top of the Bottom of the World’ when he led an unsupported team to climb Mt Vinson, Antarctica’s highest peak.
In January 2018 he successfully summited Mt. Aconcagua and has led training packages on the Mont Blanc Massif in preparation for Antarctica, Aconcagua and Denali with the 65DN support team.
In March 2018 Rich was honoured to receive an MBE at Buckingham Palace in recognition of his charitable services to veterans:
“Sport and challenging adventure can play a key role in recovery and rehabilitation. Without the immense support from our Sponsors and Partners these projects would not be possible and I am humbled by the generosity of all who have given their time, advice and expertise. By changing the perception of physical and mental disability we aim to inspire and motivate others to overcome, achieve and succeed”
The team are undertaking this extreme challenge to raise funds for The Royal Marines Charity
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