/ Lewis Clarke reaches South Pole
Not sure how I feel about this one, anybody strong views ?
Unsure myself. Fantastic acheivement, but not sure "youngest" records should be encouraged too much.
Was surprised how little was raised for charity.
Or who paid for the cost of the expedition , did Carl Alvey, his guide come free of charge for example ?
Perhaps he'll be able to launch a successful media career and line of clothing / knives off the back of it...
His name isn't Gnarly enough for that.
And I'd assumed they'd packed the trip in after crossing America.
Though interestingly it is very similar to " Clark and Lewis expedition 1804 to 1806 Corps of Discovery " the first crossing of the US by white men.
Quite an achievement.
Saw this and thought of Paul Tattershall's 'munros on a bike' journey some years back.
Young person doesn't sniff glue/rob old lady/hang around street corner aimlessly/rape someone/play Playstation all day SHOCKER!
What's not to like?
I assume like lots of expeditions they'll have got sponsorship and knowing a very little about the company that organised the trip I suspect the "raising money for charity" was an add on benefit and not the sole aim. The coast to the Pole isn't a trip to be sniffed at either.
Well done I say.
I suspect the family has a bit of money behind it, and that would have made the whole project feasible. But, a) a 16 year old kid had the ambition and drive to walk across Antartica, and b) with a name like Lewis Clark, there's probably a family history of the outdoors.
Well done indeed. Hope it gives our kids some inspiration about what's achievable.
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