Tess Burrows is one of the most remarkable people in the World. She is a Author, Mountaineer, campaigner for Peace and runs Climb for Tibet. The main focus of ‘Climb For Tibet’ is to assist the harmony of the world by collecting pledges for the environment and messages of peace plus raising money to build much needed schools in Tibet. Tess Burrows has become the first Grandmother in the World to complete and finish the Amundsen Omega 3 race to the south pole. We spoke to her about her amazing journey across the South Pole. Her 2 books are available to buy from her website.
The South Pole Race (www.thesouthpolerace.com) is a race to the Geographic South Pole in Antarctica, across the world’s largest ice cap. It started on the 1st January 2009 and will ran until 31st January 2009. The team left the U.K. on the 15th December 2009 and spent the time prior to the new year doing further training.
The South Pole Race, to the far end of the earth, was the first race to the South Pole since Scott and Amundsen’s historic race nearly 100 years ago (Roald Amundsen arrived in December 1911, Robert Scott on January 17th 1912). Teams of 3 race on cross-country skis, pulling pulks containing all of their equipment, food and fuel over 426 miles. The race has been described as the most extreme endurance race in the world.
“The astonishing courage and humour of Tess Burrows makes this terrifying journey a joy to follow.” JOANNA LUMLEY
“These pages offer inspiration to put in the extra mile.” RANULPH FIENNES
“The spirit of adventure doesn’t get much tougher than this.” BEN FOGLE