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Ski 4 Cancer across Greenland in 2015

Ski 4 Cancer supporters can lower their entry fee from £3,450 to just £2,700

Tangent Expeditions and the outdoor clothing company Montane have appointed the UK charity Ski 4 Cancer as the official charity for the 2015 Montane Polar Iceman ski adventure race. Ski 4 Cancer fundraisers will receive a discounted entry fee plus £400 in extreme weather clothing from Montane, the lightweight and breathable clothing specialist.

The Montane Polar Iceman is one of the few adventure challenge races in the world to be held inside the Arctic Circle. A ski mountaineering endurance event requiring no previous race experience, teams of three or four people will be challenged to complete the course in sub-zero temperatures pulling all their own equipment in sleds.

Competitors can choose from three courses which vary from 100km to 150km in length. Passing through remote alpine checkpoints, all three courses border the world’s largest frozen fjord in the world’s largest National Park. All courses finish in the town of Ittoqortoormiit which is Greenland’s most remote village.

As the race's official charity, Ski 4 Cancer supporters will be able to obtain both a discounted entry and essential free kit from Montane. By raising £1,000 in sponsorship, Ski 4 Cancer supporters can lower their entry fee from £3,450 to just £2,700. People raising £2,000 could lower their entry fee even further. What's more, Montane will throw in £400 of essential arctic kit for everyone raising over £1,000.

Paul Walker, MD at Tangent Expeditions explained “This challenge will appeal to people who are looking for a fun and exciting adventure in one of the high arctic’s most beautiful regions. You need to have some previous cross country or ski touring experience but don’t need to be an experienced ski racer because we will teach you supplementary skills prior to the event.”

Paul continued “As challenges go this one is pretty extreme and as a result we hope we can raise significant funds for Ski 4 Cancer. Charity fundraising teams will receive a discounted entry fee plus £400 worth of free kit from the race’s title sponsor Montane. So why not join us on this adventure of a lifetime and help people living with cancer at the same time.”

Registration for the race is now open. Tangent Expeditions can provide a full training package to equip novice teams with the skills they need to complete the challenge. Find out more at http://www.tangent-expeditions.co.uk

Ski 4 Cancer was set up by a group of keen skiers and snowboarders who have all lost a close relative or friend to cancer. By providing a range of Alpine respite holidays for families living with cancer, Ski 4 Cancer gives families something to look forward to at the end of treatment schedules or after a loved one has died. Ski 4 Cancer also makes grants to palliative care centres and supports research into the positive effects of exercise and how it can both help prevent cancer and assist in recovery post diagnosis.

Find out more at http://www.ski4cancer.org

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About Tangent Expeditions

Paul Walker and Tangent Expeditions is the world's leading operator of mountaineering and ski touring expeditions to Arctic Greenland with 25 years of research, planning, guiding and expertise in the high arctic. Tangent Expeditions have organised over 180 expeditions to Arctic Greenland including many to the Liverpool Land mountains, the area which will host the inaugural Montane Polar Iceman.

About Ski 4 Cancer

Ski 4 Cancer was set up by a group of keen skiers and snowboarders who have all lost a close relative or friend to cancer. By providing a range of alpine respite holidays for families living with cancer, Ski 4 Cancer gives families something to look forward to at the end of treatment schedules or after a loved one has died. Ski 4 Cancer also makes grants to palliative care centres and supports research into the positive effects of exercise and how it can both prevent cancer and assist in people’s recovery post diagnosis.

Enquiries to:
Tangent Expeditions
Paul Walker
Director
T: +44 (0)1539 563 599
W: http://www.tangent-expeditions.co.uk

Ski 4 Cancer
Andrew Hayward
Trustee
T: +44 (0)1635 297 222
W: http://www.ski4cancer.org

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