Heroes of the arctic circle: more on Steve Young

August 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

Someone else has been on adventures in the Arctic recently, but in a more dramatic way than me. In March I interviewed the fantastic Steve Young, a soldier who trekked to the North Pole after breaking his back in a bomb blast in Afghanistan, despite being told he would never walk again.

He and three other injured servicemen joined a team of explorers, including Prince Harry, and trekked from Norway to the pole, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity Walking with the Wounded.

photo by walking with the wounded

Now the BBC is showing a fascinating documentary of the trip: Episodes 1 and 2 are now available on Iplayer, and depict just how hard the conditions are at the pole.

You can also read the story of their trip on the Walking with the Wounded website, and donate to the charity.

xx Sian

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