YCO is the lead sponsor to Chris Foot in his attempt to be the first person ever to successfully travel totally without support or assistance and on foot to the South Pole and back again. The gruelling route begins at Hercules inlet, over 700 miles from the pole and Chris will have to carry or drag all his own equipment and supplies for the duration of this epic 1400 mile round trip.
An ex-Royal Marine, Chris Foot is raising awareness and funds for the charity Combat Stress, which was started to assist former military personnel to confront and overcome the often severe psychological stress and trauma caused by their experiences in combat. As the world remembers this November those who have suffered in so many conflicts, it is not only an inspiring challenge but also an incredibly worthy cause.
On behalf of Chris and Combat Stress, YCO would like to encourage as many of our friends and colleagues in the industry to contribute to this incredible fundraising effort. Now that the cost of the expedition has been covered by corporate sponsorship, any additionally sponsored funds will go directly to Combat Stress. YCO would like to wish Chris Foot the best of luck as he embarks on his record breaking South Pole expedition this week.
For more information on the South Pole Expedition, visit www.chrisfootsouthpole.com.
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