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Every year we are truly amazed by the incredible challenges our supporters undertake in aid of The Royal Marines Charity. This June is no different, with 3 epic expeditions currently underway across the world to promote good mental health, overcome significant challenges and injury and to support Royal Marines and their families.
Learn more below about these truly hoofing expeditions.
The Norway 75 team set off this week on their historic journey to raise awareness for good mental health and The Royal Marines Charity. The team of 8, which includes serving and former Royal Marines will traverse the length of Norway by sea and land, retelling heroic stories of WWII combined Commando raids in unique and captivating ways, and commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the infamous Telemark raids.
To learn more and to donate, check out Norway75.com
Re-launch of our new promo video! With just over 4 weeks to go, team preparations are in full swing! Please RT and show your support to @theRMcharity by visiting our justgiving page https://t.co/z8HAY3vIXu or text NORW75 to 70070 to donate Â£10. @RoyalMarines @RoyalNavy pic.twitter.com/Y7B6BOOg0b— Norway 75 Challenge (@norway_75) May 4, 2018
In North America, 65 Degrees North are embarking on one of their most intense endeavours to date. The 5 man team, all of which are serving or former Royal Marines are setting out to summit Denali (Mt McKinley). With a summit elevation of 20,310 feet (6190m) above sea level, Denali is the highest peak in North America and also is the tallest land-based mountain on Earth, with a vertical rise of around 18,000 feet.
Also setting off this week are former Royal Marines and Falklands Veterans Steve Sparks & Mick Dawson. The pair will be competing in the Great Pacific Race from California to Honolulu. This challenge of a lifetime could also be a record-breaking one, with Steve aiming to become the first blind person to ever row the Pacific Ocean.
Following a delay due to poor weather conditions, the pair set off at 18:00hrs local time on Wednesday, on a journey that could see the duo row close to 3,000 miles. On this epic adventure, Steve & Mick have been raising funds for Blinds Veterans UK and The Royal Marines Charity.