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Robert said: want to raise significant funds and awareness by doing this. To represent the amputee and wounded ex service community is quite an honour. The expedition plans were launched at The Rifles Club in London last Friday by Walking with the Wounded patron Prince Harry.
highlights to those wounded that you can still do crazy challenges, life has not ended. The former Astor pupil who lost part of his leg in Rwanda in 1994 is in training in the hope of being one of the two servicemen injured in the line of duty chosen to join expert guides, including adventurers Henry Cookson and Inge Solheim, on the mission.
be new to Arctic conditions. Also the amputees need to keep stumps in good condition as they will take a hammering. We will lose a lot of weight so before we go we have to put on a lot of muscle and fat. Putting on and then losing weight brings its own problems as it means prosthetic limbs will not fit properly and so will need extra padding.
If chosen UK Border Agency officer Robert, who lives with partner Becky McGuire and two year old daughter Charlotte, will not only attempt to reach the geographic North Pole from Siberia but will also have to drag his kit on a 100kg sledge across the frozen Arctic Ocean in temperatures down to 50C.
The Prince said: polar adventure will exemplify the tenacity and remarkable courage of those who serve in uniform. The vision behind Walking with the Wounded to reintegrate wounded servicemen and women successfully back into civilian life recognises the unquenchable spirit and drive of these young people. Expedition leader Ed Parker said: guys have such extraordinary courage and determination. Those servicemen on the final shortlist will undertake their first Arctic ice training in May.
The aim of the marathon challenge, organised with the British Limbless Ex Servicemen Association (Blesma), is to raise cash to help disabled and long term injured service personnel back into education and work. No amputee has ever completed the North Pole expedition before.
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He said: everything is official everyone Hermes Belt London is stepping up the fitness. I go to a gym in St Margaret and I be dragging tyres around the village. Hermes Belt New Buckle
Robert, who served with Royal Engineers 9th Parachute Squadron before his injury, says the main challenges will be the extreme weather and changes in weight. He said: and most of the others will Louis Vuitton Belt Discount
I cycling to work so it full on now.
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