A chronicle of my first ever Arctic crossing. In fact, my first ever expedition! As part of a 2 man team I will cross the Greenland ice cap, covering approximately 500km taking around a month. I will be pulling up to 100kg on a pulk across the ice in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celcius. With no previous experience to call on, you can follow my attempt to transition from expedition layman to Arctic adventurer.

Please VOTE NOW to decide my 3rd and final charity!

Thank you so very much to everyone who has offered their support for me since I announced this trip a few weeks ago.

As requested, a few of you left suggestions for the 2nd and 3rd charities that I will be raising money for and I am very grateful for that.  It is from these suggestions that I have decided to select MIND as my 2nd charity.  They will be receiving 30% of all money raised.

This leaves just the one slot for my 3rd and final charity.  I have compiled the shortlist into a survey at the right of this blog and now require you to vote.

The charities in contention are:

The Prostate Cancer Charity -

We provide vital support for anyone affected by prostate cancer: concerned and diagnosed men, their partners, friends and families.
We are working towards a world where lives are no longer limited by prostate cancer. To get there, we provide a broad range of services and fund a robust research programme as well as awareness raising and campaigning work at a national and local level.

Help for Heroes - 
Help for Heroes raises money to support members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in the service of their country. We ask our supporters to “do their bit” to show these extraordinary young men and women that they are cared for by us. Over a million people have responded to date and millions of pounds have been raised to buy much needed services that will aid their recovery

The Royal British Legion -
The Royal British Legion is a UK charity that has been helping Service people past and present for 90 years, and although their needs have changed over that time the need for our work is as vital as ever.

We're committed to the welfare, interests and memory of the Service family - those who we feel have made a unique commitment to their country and deserve to be rewarded for that with long term care.

We are probably best-known for our role as the nation's custodian of Remembrance and for the Poppy Appeal, our annual fundraising campaign. But the Legion is not just about poppies in November, but caring for people all year round.

We believe that age needs respect. It needs kindness. Sometimes it needs help. Because there is strength in numbers, Age Concern and Help the Aged have joined forces to become Age UK – so that we can be here for everyone in later life.


  1. I vote Age UK, because I agree the age needs respect and kindness and because I adore you're grandpa. Hope he's feeling better x

  2. Help for Heroes, for our wounded soldiers. I collected for them in July at Tesco's. X

  3. Age UK... no doubt.