Bremont is the official UK watch supplier and timekeeper for Walking With The Wounded’s South Pole Allied Challenge, marking the beginning of the brand’s support for the charity.
Three teams of wounded servicemen and women are embarking upon on one of the most high-profile expeditions of modern times, racing across 3° to the Geographic South Pole. Wounded from the UK, the US and the Commonwealth (Australia and Canada) will embark on this gruelling challenge. The teams will fly to Antarctica in November following extensive training in all conditions. They aim to reach the South Pole on the 17th December 2013. It is predicted to be the largest modern day expedition of its type, will last for four weeks and the teams will cover a total of 335km enduring temperatures of ‐45°C with winds of up to 50mph.
- Bremont supports UK charity Walking With The Wounded
The latest pioneering expedition follows the successes of 2011’s record‐breaking trek to the North Pole and the assault on the imposing Mt Everest in 2012. All of the expeditions are corporately sponsored so Bremont’s involvement plays a huge part in making this happen.
Walking With The Wounded was set up in 2010 with the intention of providing an inspirational military charity with a difference. Every day young men and women are undertaking huge risks in extreme circumstances with professionalism and courage, some losing their lives and many suffering horrific injuries. The idea behind the charity was to provide a support network for those who have suffered and plan a future for them they never imagined possible.
These inspirational expeditions put the figures in the public eye to demonstrate their bravery and of course to raise awareness. The fundraising for the charity provides re‐training and re‐education for injured soldiers to rebuild their careers and lives after they have left the Armed Forces.
“We are thrilled to be supporting The South Pole Allied Challenge in conjunction with Walking with The Wounded. Bremont have a history of working with interesting explorers and polar exhibitions so this was the perfect project to reinforce our ongoing support for military charities,” said Giles English, Co- ounder of Bremont.