Official Association of Britain’s Brigade of Gurkhas
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17th August 2017
In November 2017, Lieutenant Scott Sears from the First Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles, will attempt to break the record for the youngest person ever to reach the South Pole completely alone, unassisted and unsupported in an effort to raise £25,000 for the Gurkha Welfare Trust.
The 1100km journey from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole is the equivalent of walking from London to the Czech Republic…it’s just a bit colder…and windier…and there are crevasses to fall into…and you have to drag all your food and shelter with you…but otherwise it’s basically the same.
We will be following him all the way on this epic journey and will keep you up to speed with his training between now and departure. Good luck Lt Sears.