Polar challenge success
Antony Metcalfe, Cardiff centre manager, has completed a
gruelling 28 days trekking across the Greenland ice cap to raise
money for two charities close to his heart.
Antony Metcalfe, 40, spent 28 days on the ice cap, covering
almost 600kms in temperatures as low as minus 25 degrees
He needed to consume 5,000 calories a day to withstand the
challenging conditions and at one point was forced to spend four
days in his tent due to snowstorms.
He said: "It was an amazing and emotional experience. We
suffered both wind and sun burn, had to drag supplies close to our
own body weight on sledges and saw extreme weather conditions.
Crossing Greenland is rated as the third
hardest polar challenge after the poles and I am very proud to have
done it. I also raised £4,000 which is fantastic.
Antony decided to set himself the challenge to raise money for
The Prince’s Trust and the Royal British Legion. Crossing the
Greenland ice cap is just one of 12 physical challenges he will
undertake this year as he attempts 12 challenges in as many
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