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British Ultra Runner Attempts Last Great Polar Challenge Left To Man

September 18, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, September 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Today, British Ultrarunner Tim Willamson announced his 2013 polar trek which will see
him become the first person to attempt to walk solo and unsupported to and from the North
Pole.

Supported by Chillisauce.co.uk [http://www.chillisauce.co.uk ] 25 year old Williamson,
a virtual unknown on the global adventure scene, will be setting off from Resolute Bay, on
the 13th January 2013. If successful it will become the longest, solo and unsupported
expedition in the world.

Rob Swan OBE, the first person to walk to the North and South Poles said “What Tim is
undertaking is truly one of the last great Polar expeditions. I have watched his careful
preparation . . . he can make it. Careful preparation helps luck, and on the Arctic Ocean
you need some luck.”

Tim will attempt to cover a minimum of 2,200 miles over 100 – 120 days without the use
of skis. Williamson’s trek will be the first polar expedition to go from civilisation to
civilisation. It will also be the first North Pole attempt in the age of flight without
the use of a chartered aircraft.

Tim Williamson said ‘The majority fail because they aren’t built for walking long
distances. This is the thing I’m specially built for. The North Pole holds a great amount
of wonder to me, and as an ultrarunner, it is the ultimate challenge.”

This is one of the most extreme tests of physical and mental robustness that will
battle perpetual darkness, loneliness and constant fatigue. He will also be racing against
time, trying to make his journey and beat the melting ice.

The Expedition will be coordinated through discoveralifelessordinary.com
[http://discoveralifelessordinary.com ], an adventure magazine site of the
Chillisauce.co.uk [http://www.chillisauce.co.uk ] group. Adrian Simpson leading the team
there said ‘this is a remarkable young British athlete attempting something so special
that he could easily be the first and last person ever accomplish it. It’s going to be
gripping stuff from start to finish.’

The expedition will be documented on thenorthpoleexpedition.com
[http://thenorthpoleexpedition.com ] For more information on Tim Williamson visit:
timwilliamson.org [http://timwilliamson.org ]

*Tim Williamson, Robert Swan are available for interviews.

About Chillisauce.co.uk [http://chillisauce.co.uk ]:

Chillisauce.co.uk [http://www.chillisauce.co.uk ] is an event agency, which sends over
80,000 people a year on events and experiences throughout the UK and Europe.

        Press Contact
        Rebecca  Lee
        +44(0)20-7467-1451
        press@chillisauce.co.uk

SOURCE Chillisauce.co.uk


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