Bremont Watch Supports Walking With The Wounded Polar Expedition
Wednesday - 15 May 2013
Three teams of wounded servicemen will race across 3° to the Geographic South Pole, in one of the most high profile expeditions of modern times. The teams will fly to Antarctica in November 2013, after a year of extensive training in all conditions, and aim to reach the South Pole on 17th December.
The four-week long expedition will see the teams cover a total of 335km, enduring temperatures of -45°C and with winds of up to 50mph.
"We are thrilled to be supporting The South Pole Allied Challenge in conjunction with Walking With The Wounded," said Giles English, Bremont co-founder. "Bremont have a history of working with interesting explorers and polar expeditions so this was the perfect project to reinforce our ongoing support for military charities."
Set up in 2010, Walking With The Wounded is an inspirational military charity that provides a support network for those who have suffered. Fundraising from this latest expedition will provide re-training and re-education for injured soldiers, to help rebuild their careers and lives after they have left the Armed Forces. The challenge was set up following the successes of a record-breaking trek to the North Pole in 2011, and an assault on Mount Everest in 2012.
Guy Disney, of the Walking With The Wounded Team Glenfiddich UK, said: "The Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge will demonstrate the close bond between the UK forces and our allies both on and off the battlefield. We are delighted to have British watch brand Bremont on board to help raise awareness and vital funds for this important expedition. Bremont is the perfect timing partner and was a natural fit due to their expertise in work with polar explorers and adventurers."