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Antarctic Gurkha

Antarctic Gurkha - an incredible journey of 1100km to the South Pole. 

In November 2017, starting from the Hercules Inlet, Scott Sears will attempt to break the world record for the youngest person ever to reach the South Pole alone, whilst raising money for the The Gurkha Welfare Trust.

Despite a childhood dream of becoming a professional tennis player like his father, Scott soon realised he was much better at being cold, wet and carrying heavy bags - so his other dream of joining the Army seemed the perfect match.  After 7 months and a grand total of 11 rejection letters (due to lack of UCAS points), Scott finally commissioned into the Royal Gurkha Rifles in December 2015.

His love of the outdoor and adventure took hold and the idea of an expedition formed in his mind.  Antarctic Gurkha was born.

For more information about this journey and Scott, please visit his website : Antarctic Gurkha 

We HIGHLY recommend his blog too - the entry "How to fall down one of the 7 summits" is one of the funniest things we've read.

Scott will be taking a solargorilla solar charger, powergorilla portable battery pack and a solarmonkey adventurer solar panel with integrated battery on his expedition to keep his essential lines of communication open.