Marcus and Peter have both grown up in Kenya and are much more accustomed to the equatorial heat back home than the frigid arctic condition we are likely to experience on the race.

We have both been keen on doing some form of adventure race for some years, but never really thought we would actually go ahead with it. The inspiration to finally get moving came from the “Running for Rangers” team (guys we both knew and grew up with up) that competed in the extremely difficult Marathon des Sables in 2015.

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Both being keen kayakers, we decided on attempting something in a boat rather than on our feet. This unusual and completely unheard of event seemed to strike a cord with the both of us, and the fact that it is in one of the most extraordinary and remote wilderness areas in the world just added to the charm.

Let the Training Begin