111km Antarctic Sled-Pull raised £17,000

Many thanks to George Potts who raised £17,000 and reached the South Pole in December 2017

He traversed 111km of terrain in Antarctica (or “one degree” of the Earth’s surface) this Christmas. He set off from Punta Arenas on the Southern tip of Chile on the 18th of December and arrived at the Geographic South Pole on the 28th of December.

He pulled a sled laden with 40kg of supplies and camping equipment for 9 hours a day in temperatures averaging -25C/-13F (which wind chill takes nearer -50C/-58F). He will be doing so at an elevation of 10,000 ft. above sea level, which physiologically feels like 11,000ft due to atmospheric pressure at the poles.

 

All this for the children of Mekele, and thanks to your generosity he raised £17,000

 

 

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