The rationale behind our expeditions to the North Pole in 2011, Everest in 2012 and more recently to the South Pole in 2013 focus on both our wounded as well as wider society and include:
- To raise awareness of the work Walking With The Wounded undertakes.
- To provide inspiration to those coping daily with injury and disability.
- To demonstrate to ‘Our Wounded’ that they are able to achieve at the very highest level.
- To highlight to Corporate UK the extraordinary skill, determination, ability and courage that members of the wounded community possess despite injury.
All of our expeditions are sponsored in their entirety by corporate partners and their funding is separate from the generous donations we receive for the charity. This ensures monies we receive from fundraising activity are distributed solely into our re-education and re-training programs and not into funding any elements of our expeditions.
Our expeditions aim to inspire those coping with both disability and injury to show that our wounded are capable of leading fulfilling lives. They can achieve at the highest level. They serve as inspiration to those from all walks of life who are coping, daily, with the challenges of injury, illness and rebuilding their lives.
All of our expeditions are fully corporately sponsored and their funding is separate from the generous donations we receive for the charity.
Every penny raised goes to helping those in need.
South Pole December 2013
Three teams of wounded servicemen and women are embarked upon on one of the most high profile expeditions of modern times, racing across 3° to the Geographic South Pole. Wounded from the UK, the US and the Commonwealth (Australia and Canada) will participated in this gruelling challenge.
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Everest May 2012
The world’s highest mountain is still a daunting prospect – unpredictable weather, freezing temperatures and altitude sickness, combined with the technical challenges of climbing a mountain, makes this one of the world’s most difficult expeditions. WWTW are planning an ascent from Nepal in May 2012. The challenges are severe, but with careful planning, focused determination and a great deal of heart, they will stand on top of the world, once again highlighting that our wounded servicemen and women are an extraordinary group of young people who, with your kindness and generosity, we aim to support.
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North Pole April 2011
On 16th April 2011, our team, including 4 wounded soldiers, successfully arrived at the North Pole. They covered the greatest distance of any polar expedition that season, man-hauling their sledges, containing all of their equipment and supplies, over 200 miles. They were completely unsupported in the most hostile environment on Earth, dealing with polar bears, open water leads and temperatures of -60°C. This is a huge achievement for able-bodied adventurers, let-alone for those who have sustained life-changing injuries and amputated limbs. It perfectly illustrates the spirit and determination of these remarkable young men and women.
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