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Meet Team Denali: Joe Winch

Published Friday, 25th May 2018
With a successful career and a young family, Joe felt he had achieved everything he had ever wanted, yet within just a few months his world catastrophically fell apart as he was struck down by acute Complex PTSD. Joe is determined to use his recovery pathway to both improve awareness of Complex PTSD...
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Denali Team Training & Selection.. Part 2

Published Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
The team continued their training high up on the Aiguille du Midi where unexpected hot weather presented an extra challenge. The breathtaking scenery and blue skies ensured everyone was in very high spirits. They roped up to descend the steep and icy ridge providing plenty of opportunity to practise...
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Denali Team Training & Selection.. Part 1

Published Monday, 21st May 2018
An 8-strong team arrived in Vallorcine, Chamonix for a training and selection package ahead of the Denali summit attempt. The Bellevue Alpine Lodge once again provided the perfect setting for the team to practise essential skills and drills, led by John Barry and Jan Rowe, before heading up Mt Blanc...
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Training for Denali...

Published Wednesday, 9th May 2018
In just 4 weeks time 65 Degrees North will be heading to Alaska where the team will attempt to summit Denali, the highest mountain in North America! They have recently completed a training and selection package in the Alps to prepare them for this brutal mountain which will be a true test of their p...
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The Leader '18 Team Complete Their Adventure!

Published Friday, 4th May 2018
The Leader '18 team have completed their epic adventure at sea! They have had a full-on week learning new skills aboard a beautiful Brixham trawler, dealing with every condition the weather could throw at them, including storms. The team completely embraced this challenge, and for many of them it wa...
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Knots, Ropes and Navigation Skills....

Published Wednesday, 2nd May 2018
Despite some stormy weather and rough seas the team are relishing their adventure aboard the Leader. Knots, ropes and navigation training has been provided by the crew and given the team the opportunity to increase their skills. They have enjoyed some spectacular scenery and felt the full power of t...
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Day 3: A Bubbling, White Crested and Slightly Confused Sea...

Published Monday, 30th April 2018
A beautiful, clear blue sky greeted the team as they prepared for Day 3 aboard the 'Leader'. Plenty of warm layers and hot cups of Birchall Tea were needed as a strong, cold northerly wind whipped around them resulting in a bubbling, white crested and slightly confused sea! Due to the very poor weat...
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The Second Day at Sea...

Published Sunday, 29th April 2018
A cold northerly wind greeted the team as they prepared to set sail for the second day of their adventure! They worked together to raise the sails and quickly felt the power of the wind drive them into a more boisterous sea than they had experienced the previous day. White topped waves occasionally...
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The Leader '18 Team Set Sail...

Published Sunday, 29th April 2018
A team of wounded, injured and sick veterans embarked on a sailing endeavour aboard 'The Leader', a Brixham trawler built in 1892. Despite grey skies and the threat of rain, the team were in very high spirits as they climbed aboard this beautiful sailing vessel which will be their home for the next ...
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