Monthly Archives: October 2013

  • Three Weeks To Go… How are The Teams Feeling?

    October 31, 2013

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    With under three weeks to go until we depart for Antarctica I am feeling ready but also excited to get on with the challenge that has taken over a year to prepare!!! TO THE POLE!!!! – Duncan Slater, Team Glenfiddich The realization of what lies ahead is both exciting and frightening. Frightened from all the …
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  • When Heath & Seamus,Team Soldier On met Prince Harry in Australia

    October 25, 2013


    “On the 5th of October we were lucky to be invited to a private function at the Australian Prime Ministers house in Sydney. Prince Harry was the guest of honour at Kirribilli House and we were very fortunate in getting to meet HRH again. We had a good chinwag and joked with each other a bit …
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  • Mark Wise of Team US reflects on his Alive Day

    October 24, 2013

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    During our initial interview session roughly 1 year ago with 16 potential candidates for our upcoming South Pole Expedition we were asked to bring a quote which had impacted us personally.  I have used this quote prior to my being injured, which motivated me in my leadership opportunity as a platoon leader, and has continued …
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  • Kate Philp, Team Glenfiddich discusses about her preparations and training

    October 10, 2013

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    [soundcloud url=”″ params=”color=ff0000&auto_play=false&player_type=artwork” width=” 300″ height=”300″ iframe=”false” /] Team Glenfiddich member, Kate Philp talks about the final preparations and training she and the team are undertaking for the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge 2013 – her highlight of September was the MIRA Cold Chamber, which exposed Team Glenfiddich to 24hrs of Antarctic conditions, including …
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  • Ibi Ali From Team Glenfiddich talks about his experience on Mount Kilimanjaro

    October 10, 2013

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    [soundcloud url=”″ params=”color=ff0000&auto_play=false&player_type=artwork” width=” 300″ height=”300″ iframe=”false” /] Check out the voice diary by Team Glenfiddich‘s Ibi Ali as he talks about his Kilimanjaro climb together with 8 fundriasers. Supported by Private Expeditions, the group and their guides took the Machame route to reach the Uhuru Peak, known as the Roof of Africa. “Amazing trip, …
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  • Team US Inge Solheim & Alexander Skarsgard Training in Norway

    October 8, 2013


    Team US guide, Inge Solheim and Swedish, True Blood actor, Alexander Skarsgard were out in Norway recently continuing their preparation for the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge 2013. In the run up to the expedition it is essential that all team members are physically and mentally prepared for the tough environment they will face …
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  • Guy Disney: What Team Glenfiddich Was Up To In September

    October 7, 2013


    September proved to be a busy month for Team Glenfiddich – a week spent packing food for the expedition, a week training out in Norway and then a press launch for the involvement of Virgin Money as title sponsor of the expedition. The press launch followed a somewhat different format to those we have had …
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  • Unexpected Gifts While Training In Norway

    October 2, 2013


    It has already been two weeks since our departure from Norway and our great adventure. Yet once again I find myself sitting on a plane heading west. Home is my destination this time. Unfortunately, the aircraft we are on board does not offer movies or TV. Like on the bus in Norway, I am filling …
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