23 Apr Explorers Grand Slam – The Last Degree
Welcome to our first news post is about the challenge itself … the Explorers Grand Slam – The Last Degree.
This is a challenge that includes both poles and the seven highest summits on seven continents: it’s a gruelling, once-in-a-lifetime experience successfully completed by a small number of men and women around the world.
Sometimes called the Adventurers Grand Slam, British Explorer David Hempelman-Adams was the first man to complete the challenge in 1998.
As Gary will attempt to complete the Grand Slam in a world record time, he aims to achieve it in less than 139 days and that includes travelling between the continents and poles.
Anyone attempting the challenge undergoes an intensive training regimen and requires a dedicated support team.