I can’t very well top the South Pole (I must be the world record holder for the first and only man ever to have walked 222km to the South Pole after recovering from three types of cancer!), but I wanted to do something to keep spreading my message that eating the right foods and taking exercise is the key to surviving cancer, along with early diagnosis.
So the obvious answer (!?!) is that my granddaughter, Gemma, and I will take on the Engadin Skimarathon on 8th March 2015. It's a 26 mile cross-country ski course and, like the South Pole expedition, we'll do it for Bowel Cancer UK, Prostate Cancer UK and the Voice of the Listener & Viewer.
|Very fetching rollerski kit|
It's an enormous event - last year 11,000 people took part, and it's held in the beautiful Engadine valley in Switzerland.
We can only hope that there will be some more silly people there relying on fitness rather than technique to get them through four or so hours on the snow.
Wish us luck! I'll be back next week with some photos of the race.