Posted on 11th May 2015
Peter Bowker leads the 65 Degrees North expedition as they set off on the world's first unsupported attempt by an amputee to cross the Greenland Ice Cap this week. Their mission is a 600km, well below freezing trek over 25-days. The team will cross the ice cap on skis pulling pulks weighing up to 80kg in temperatures as low as -37 degrees Celsius.
A former Queen’s Dragoon Guardsman, Peter was injured by a roadside bomb while on attachment in Afghanistan. He has learnt to ski especially for the expedition and will wear an Elite blade foot, from Blatchford, which will fit directly to his ski boot and perform well ...