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19th September 2019 | Words by Jack Hart @ WildBounds HQ

In April 2015, a bizarre but heart-warming event took place in one of the most hostile environments on Earth: the North Pole. Former England rugby international players Ollie Phillips and Tim Stimpson led 11 challengers as part of an initiative from Wooden Spoon, the rugby charity - to set a new world record for the northernmost game of rugby ever played. Not only is that fantastic in itself, the challengers collectively raised £240,000 for charity. Among that group of adventurous souls was Steve Henry, whose route to the Pole had yielded much more than a generous donation.

Steve was no stranger to physical challenge or exotic travel - he’d previously run the notorious Marathon des Sables and signed up to race across a frozen lake in Siberia - but this latest event would ask even more of him…

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