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Meet Team CP22 - Chris Craven

Published Friday, 25th March 2022
Chris Craven, a former Royal Marine Commando, is part of the team that will soon be setting out to summit Carstensz Pyramid, or Puncak Jaya ("Glorious Peak") as it is known locally. In 2003 Chris started to become ill, shutting down and seeking isolation to deal with his mental health
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Meet Team CP22 - Shaun Keeling

Published Friday, 25th March 2022
Shaun Keeling is a former Royal Marines Commando with a passion for the outdoors and climbing mountains. Whilst serving on OP Herrick 7 in Afghanistan he suffered a serious back injury. The pain was so severe that he was unable to walk more than a few steps and there were days
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Carstensz Pyramid (CP22)

Published Sunday, 19th December 2021
Carstensz Pyramid is the highest peak in Indonesia and Australasia and is the most elusive of the Seven Summits. Rising from the dense tropical jungle of West Papua and often shrouded in mist, this remote mountain maintains a sense of mystery. At 4884m Carstensz Pyramid is the lowest of the
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RW21: 'Rebuilding Graham'

Published Monday, 27th September 2021
"This is my journey which led me to climb Bosigran Ridge, in Cornwall (the famous ‘Commando Ridge’) during a rock climbing week with the charity 65 Degrees North (65DN).  Their aim is to aid recovery and rehabilitation through the ‘Spirit of Adventure’, working to inspire and motivate individuals to overcome,
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Rock Week 2021 (RW21)

Published Monday, 13th September 2021
A team of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans have gathered together in Cornwall for an incredible week of rock climbing, led by 65DN’s Support Team members Dave Pearce and Pat Parsons. For many it is their first rock climbing experience, for others it is an opportunity
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Rock Week 2019 - Led by John Barry

Published Tuesday, 8th October 2019
In September 2019 a team of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans gathered together in Cornwall for an incredible week of rock climbing, led by 65 Degrees North's High Mountain Advisor, John Barry. For many it was their first rock climbing experience, and for others it was an oppo...
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Team 3CC: Mission Accomplished!

Published Friday, 6th September 2019
At 3pm local time today Team 3CC completed their epic challenge! Over the last six days they have cycled some of the toughest and highest Cols in the Pyrenees, through France, Andorra and Spain, covering a mammoth 586km and climbed 42,385ft! Each and every one of the team members were physically and...
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Team 3CC: Day 5 of the 3 Countries Challenge

Published Thursday, 5th September 2019
Day 5 proved to be challenging on many levels as Team Leader Jonathan Thomson reported: "There was a very loud bang this morning at 08.25 as one of our tyres exploded just as we were preparing to move out on today's ride, but the delay was minimal. As we steered towards the hills the mist came in, t...
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Team 3CC: Day 4 of the Three Countries Challenge

Published Thursday, 5th September 2019
A cold morning greeted the team as they set off across the Llivia plain on Day 4 of the 3 Countries Challenge. Team leader, Jonathan Thomson reported: "Our early ride was enlivened by the sharp retort of a front tyre exploding, and then by the Norwegian national cross-country ski team as they came d...
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Team 3CC: Day 3 of the Three Countries Challenge

Published Tuesday, 3rd September 2019
Today Team 3CC saw some stunning country as the mountains of Andorra unfolded. They all arrived in Llivia in fine weather and in good order. Team Leader Jonathan Thomson reported: "Day 3 of an ultra event is when things start to bite as the body cries-out for sustenance but the energy that was abund...
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