Arctic Survival Challenge

Arctic Survival Challenge

Bigger than the Beast From The East, Claire Austin-Hope is taking on the Arctic Survival Challenge in aid of Home-Start Herts. On the 26th January Claire will be leaving her historically established business at Austin’s Funeral Directors for three days and trek 150km South of the Arctic Circle.

Starting the New Year with a big chill Claire quotes,

“My challenge will involve adjusting to life in this extreme environment and I will learn how to get around, find food, light fires and build shelters. Later in the challenge I will embark on a three day survival phase where my training is put to the test. Along with my fellow adventurers, we will construct our own accommodation for each night which will include a Scandinavian tent, a shelter and a snow hole.

I will be venturing into this harsh environment to test my survival instinct and to learn all about life in this challenging environment. However, my purpose is also to raise funds to help those facing challenging times in my home county of Hertfordshire. I will be ‘self-funding’ the trip itself, therefore 100% of the donations I receive will go to charity.”

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