03rd Jul 2014 | News

South Pole Adventure

One of our brave Trustees Paula Reid skied Full Distance from the Coast of Antarctica to the South Pole to raise funds for Gutsy Gastros.

Skiing the South Pole – Messner route – is a challenging 580 mile (934 km) traverse through remote, freezing terrain from the Ronne Ice Shelf on the edge of the frozen Antarctic continent to the Geographic South Pole.

Paula skied and pulled an 80kg pulk in one of the most inhospitable environments of the world; uphill all the way, where altitude exceeds 11,000 feet (3350 m) and temperatures may drop below –40°C with severe wind chill and storms.

Paula was active for 8-12 hours a day for 46 days and despite getting a severe cold injury called ‘Polar Thigh’ on Day 7, she made it!