Monthly Archives: September 2013

  • Pulk Packing – Pressure is on! By Therese Frentz

    September 26, 2013

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    I don’t think I’m alone when I say packing is the second worst part of going on a trip; even one as extraordinary as an expedition to the South Pole. To me, the task of packing is dull and stressful at the same time. Getting readied for the ‘big show’ in Nov/Dec proved to double …
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  • Time To Pack The Pulks

    September 20, 2013

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    [soundcloud url=”″ params=”color=ff0000&auto_play=false&player_type=artwork” width=” 300″ height=”300″ iframe=”false” /] Ed Parker, member of Team US  for the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge and Co-founder of Walking With The Wounded checks-in to chat about the final preparations that are being made: pulk packing in a vehicle hangar courtesy of the Light Dragoons. All 21 pulks are …
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  • Virgin Money Sponsors the South Pole Allied Challenge

    September 16, 2013


    Virgin Money officially announced this morning its sponsorship of the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge. The three Walking With The Wounded teams were recently away training in Norway in their new Virgin branded kit. Please click here to check out the latest photos of the teams with their new gear.  Team Glenfiddich, Team US …
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  • Team US Training in LA With Alexander Skarsgard

    September 10, 2013

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    Hello Everyone! Team US has just returned from a quick weekend of training in Sunny California. I can’t believe that Summer 2013 has already ended, meaning our journey to the South Pole is just around the corner. There is still so much work to be done. I arrived in beautiful California on 31 August 2013. …
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  • Team Glenfiddich Training in Norfolk

    September 6, 2013


    On Thursday 5th September, Team Glenfiddich hosted a fitness & training morning up in the beautiful countryside of Stody, at the Walking With The Wounded headquarters. The morning was kicked off by Speedflex, one of Team Glenfiddich’s individual sponsors, where they conducted a series of health and wellness tests on the UK team. At 6am, …
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  • From The Darkest Place On Earth To The Top Of The World

    September 4, 2013


    Why would I start a blog or chapter with a photo? It goes back to one of the most popular and accurate sayings:  “A picture is worth a thousand words”. Unfortunately, I have never been accused of being a great photographer. Luckily the photo above was taken by Charlie Mace, our Telluride coach! We approached …
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  • Prince Harry To Join Team Glenfiddich On 24hr Cold Chamber Training Exercise

    September 3, 2013

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    Prince Harry, Patron of the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge, will take part in a 24-hour Cold Chamber Training Exercise with the rest of Team Glenfiddich: Captain Ibrar Ali, Sergeant Duncan Slater, Captain Guy Disney and Major Kate Philp, in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, on 17 September 2013. Prince Harry will join the team inside MIRA‘s whole-vehicle environmental test …
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