Day 16

Hi everyone. I changed my socks for the first time this morning which was so nice. There was poor visibility all day today. It was a whiteout and you cant see anything around you but white. Somebody else said it was like travelling in a marshmallow which I think was a good way of explaining it. So I end up skiing a lot slower because I cant see where the Sastrugi is and they can get pretty big. I also end up staring a lot harder at my compass just to make sure I’m going in the right direction. I still got good mileage in and still feeling good.

The post goes out to the British Army which has been a big part of my life, I joined the Reserves as a private when I was 19 with minimal education at the time, went onto become a physiotherapist and joined the Regular Army about 6 years ago. I had never been camping before I joined so my first weekend in the field was quite the experience!

I want to say thank you to everyone that saw potential in me and encouraged me along the way. A shout out to 222 Medical Squadron which was my Reserve Unit for about 7 years, 3 Medical Regiment, London PCRF (physio department) and my fellow sisters in the Army, serving and retired for your ongoing support.

And a special thank you to my chain of command, Brig Lizzie Faithfull-Davies and Lt Col Gareth Hattersley.

Thankyou so much all of you. That’s all for tonight.

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4 thoughts on “Day 16

  1. Until you’ve been in a whiteout it’s hard to explain to others that you almost loose a sense of which way is up! Can’t beat fresh socks either…. amazing story and it’s great to be able to follow you (From a distance) as you complete this epic journey; Best of Luck!!

  2. Your are amazing, great to be able to follow your journey and really feel for you, You cannot beat a pair of fresh socks.
    We look forward to you getting back and visiting our school:)

  3. Fantastic for you to find it in yourself to thank others who have supported you, now is time for us to support you!! Keep going, keep strong, praying for your safe return!!

  4. Preet a change of socks must be heaven along with your hot choc at the end of the day – the s as mall things can make your day and be important and will keep you going –

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