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Skarbek Sponsors World Record Attempt

Wendy Searle - South Pole 2020


Skarbek Associates are proud to be sponsoring Wendy Searle in her upcoming challenge, showcasing the limits of human endurance. Wendy is aiming to break the women’s world speed record for skiing solo to the south pole, unassisted and unaided. Her journey will cover over 700 miles of ice and snow, crevasses and katabatic winds.


As Wendy inches her way across the frozen wastes of the Antarctic continent, her mental strength will be tested to the limits. Challenges will include physical hardship, isolation, monotony, sub-zero temperatures, white-outs and the life-threatening danger of crevasses.


Working with Dr Nathan Smith and Exeter University, Wendy will be recording data on her mental state both during the expedition itself and in the run up to the 39-day trip. Data gathered from the team will form part of a study into mental health at the limits of human resilience and this work will also continue to gather evidence for research into female resilience, something which is close to Skarbek’s heart and exemplified through our namesake, Krystyna Skarbek.


More exciting updates to follow, but to find out more information, see Wendy’s website at: