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THE JOURNEY TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD

The world needs more adventurous women. Role models with the courage to pursue an idea. To see challenges not barriers. To say goodbye to their children for a while to go out into the world in search of the wind in their face, the mountain ahead, with broken nails and unwashed hair. 

To show the next generation that you need to get out there, to take your slice of the action, write your name in the story. 

And those women adventurers will show that you can do that at school, at work and at home; you can take risks, you can be responsible for your own destiny, you can choose your path.

Woman. Mother. Adventurer. 

Antarctica: Land covered by ice. Twice the size of Australia, officially a desert. The only continent with no permanent human inhabitants.

This is a place so desolate that barely any living thing exists away from the coastline, except the adventurers who are drawn to its heartland each year, the geographic South Pole.

Wendy is setting out on a journey to the South Pole that will cover over 700 miles of ice and snow, crevasses and katabatic winds. Solo, unsupported and unassisted, Wendy is aiming to break the women’s record for the fastest coastline to Pole journey.

The Challenge: Antarctica

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Inspire


Inspire

Inspire


Inspire

 

 

Women are in the minority when it comes to Polar exploration. The first woman in Antarctica was Norwegian Caroline Mikkelsen in 1935, since Bellinghausen first sighted the continent in 1821. Expedition leader Wendy Searle wanted to know if she too could pioneer a new route, just as Shackleton, Scott, Amundsen and Mawson had in the early 20th Century. 

Falling in love with Antarctica through her work as UK operations and media manager for a previous expedition (2016/17 SPEAR17, which completed the first unsupported full traverse of the continent) Wendy was inspired by this and many previous expeditions. Deciding to pioneer a new route was as important as the requirement to 'man-haul', or to drag all the food, kit and equipment in special sleds, known as pulks. 

Wendy wants to show others that the extraordinary is available to everyone. A mother of four children, each will have a part to play in the expedition, from videographer, training partner or blogger.

Living by two adages; 'never waste a second', and 'never give up', she will need every ounce of physical and mental resolve to reach her goal.

Although Wendy has a day job, her first love is adventure, and pushing mental and physical boundaries. Taking up skydiving two years ago, Wendy now jumps regularly and blogs about her adventures both in the sky and on the ground.

 
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Wendy is aiming to break the women’s speed record for a journey from Hercules Inlet, close to the Ronne Ice Shelf, to the geographic South Pole.

As well as skiing for more than 700 miles, Wendy will be working with Coventry University, undergoing scientific testing in a specialist metabolic chamber to look at the body’s responses to extreme environments.

The expedition will raise awareness and funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Youth Adventure Trust.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact Wendy for more information. Thank you.

Story


Wendy is aiming to break the women’s speed record for a journey from Hercules Inlet, close to the Ronne Ice Shelf, to the geographic South Pole.

As well as skiing for more than 700 miles, Wendy will be working with Coventry University, undergoing scientific testing in a specialist metabolic chamber to look at the body’s responses to extreme environments.

The expedition will raise awareness and funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Youth Adventure Trust.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact Wendy for more information. Thank you.

Training


Covering distances of more than 17 miles each day, pulling kit and equipment in a pulk behind her, Wendy is working with 3E Endurance Coaching to train her body to cope with the harsh conditions.

Training


Covering distances of more than 17 miles each day, pulling kit and equipment in a pulk behind her, Wendy is working with 3E Endurance Coaching to train her body to cope with the harsh conditions.

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The journey


'And of what value was this journey? It is as well for this who ask such a question that there are others who feel the answer and never need to ask'
- Wally Herbert

The journey


'And of what value was this journey? It is as well for this who ask such a question that there are others who feel the answer and never need to ask'
- Wally Herbert

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By endurance we conquer

About Me

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By endurance we conquer

About Me