Robert heading to top of the world for charity

31 Dec

Robert Sutherland is Arctic bound


HE'S been to the top of Africa’s highest mountain, and now the Faculty’s Robert Sutherland is heading for the Arctic on his latest fundraising adventure.

A trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in 2018 made almost £5,500 for Children 1st, and the charity will again be the beneficiary of Robert’s exploits, this time at the top of the world.

Three days of walking in the Arctic Circle begin in Rovaniemi, Finland – official home of Santa Claus – and Robert says: “The only things that are guaranteed are plenty of fresh air and exercise.”

He added: “The first day’s walk is 28km before we pitch our tents on a frozen lake. We don’t know what the weather conditions will be like, except that it will be very cold. Daytime temperatures are likely to be below -12C, and night-time temperatures combined with wind chill could make it feel between -30C and -40C. If we are lucky and the sky is clear, there may be a chance to see the northern lights. Days two and three take us further into the Arctic Circle, with some hilly forest terrain before the final stretch.”

Robert’s JustGiving page is here