The Icelandic Challenge is the crossing of the Vatnajokull glacier. The largest in Europe, by snow kite.
The glacier includes seven volcanoes under its ice-cap; most are active. Pitted with crevasse fields, it has under it an ice cavern system several kilometres long.
With temperatures plummeting to -40 degrees centigrade and windspeeds of up to 50 km/h, an unassisted crossing by snow kite is a daunting task. Now consider that three of the team are disabled, the Icelandic Challenge becomes quite exceptional.
But then, the Icelandic Challenge participants are exceptional people- three outstanding disabled athletes supported by three able bodied buddies. The first of its kind, we shall be filming the preparation and training for the Icelandic Challenge over the coming months. Our aim is to inspire and motivate others, demonstrating that in life all things are possible with DETERMINATION, DRIVE and DEDICATION.
It is with great pleasure that we introduce Sean Rose, Tim Farr and Ben Hooper - winter sports athletes who have everything to learn about snow kiting, and Rob Snuggs, James Bateman and Dominic McBride Wilson - their buddies : experienced kiters who have a lot to learn about the preparation required to survive in the snow.
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