explorers in training on beaches in Burnham-On-Sea area
group of arctic explorers who are preparing for an expedition
to the North Pole have been training on beaches in the Burnham-On-Sea
area over the past week.
Minns, Brian Amos and Alex Parker (pictured) have been striding
along the beach between Brean and Burnham, pulling heavy tyres
behind them to build up their strength.
trio are part of a six man team who intend to trek to the North
Pole next Spring to try and raise £250,000 for charity.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We do get some strange looks, but
the beaches here are ideal for our training."
"They're flat and the sand friction is perfect for pulling
tyres behind us and building up our strength to pull sleds across
the snow and ice."
group - called Six Ordinary Men Doing Extraordinary Things - are
funding the expedition themselves in order to maximise the amount
they raise for Sparks, a children's medical research charity.
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The explorers training on Brean's rain-swept beach on Sunday