Youth Adventure Trust volunteer and adventurer Wendy Searle, from Salisbury, has arrived home after an epic expedition across the Antarctic to raise funds for the Youth Adventure Trust. She has become the 7th woman to ski solo and unsupported from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole. Wendy completed the expedition in just 42 days, 16hrs, 23mins, becoming the 4th fastest solo unsupported female by skiing 720 miles, consuming 258,000 calories – with 0 rest days!
As one of our amazing volunteers, Wendy is no stranger to helping others build resilience and develop confidence through challenging outdoor adventures. By completing this extraordinary Antarctic challenge, Wendy has demonstrated incredible resilience and mental toughness – exactly the skills that our young people learn on the Youth Adventure Programme. She is raising funds for Youth Adventure Trust and hopes to inspire people to believe that the extraordinary is available to everyone, regardless of their circumstances.
Mark Davey, CEO at the Youth Adventure Trust, said: “Personal challenge is at the heart of everything we do at the Youth Adventure Trust. This year we are increasing the number of places available on our outdoor adventure programme and that is in no small part thanks to the incredible fundraising efforts by people like Wendy. We’re extremely grateful for her support; it really does help us to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people.”