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(Updated 19/7/01)

Call of the Wild!

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is looking for adventurous people to mush a team of huskies on an exciting nine day Arctic Challenge in March 2002.

Participants will navigate a team of dogs through the Arctic wilderness, using sleds, then test their skills on a snowmobile to reach the Tri-Nation border of Sweden, Norway and Finland. There will also be an opportunity to visit the spectacular Ice Hotel.

Caring for the huskies is an important element of the trip and participants will be required to prepare and feed each animal up to 12,000 calories a day comprising seal blubber and reindeer fat.

This unique expedition, which has been designed specifically for the charity, offers a rare chance to escape from it all and go where very few people have gone before. In addition, it offers participants the chance to put both their physical and mental abilities to the test. With temperatures well below freezing and long daily treks, past participants have lost a considerable amount of weight.

Anyone interested in taking part in this expedition will need to commit to raise £3,500 for people with disabilities.

Contact the Events Team on 020 743 8008 for an action pack.