- By: Erik Vermeulen & Letshego Zulu
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/7point2degrees
There are moments in history when the human spirit has the power to defy physics & inspire nations. THIS IS THAT MOMENT.
* 7 Summits
* 2 Poles
* Less than 139 Days
* 2 Adventurers
Climbing any one of the 7 Summits is a bucket list adventure for many people. As is walking to either the North or South Pole. But now two South Africans will endeavour to reach all 9 of these destinations. In under 138 days!
Adventurers Erik Vermeulen and Letshego Zulu will embark on this record-breaking undertaking, named 7.2 Degrees, in January 2019. In addition to us being very proudly South African, our expedition will take place during what would’ve been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. So, in line with the Nelson Mandela Foundations Centenary Celebrations, we will be supporting them by raising funds for their admirable causes. Help us get to the top of world as well as raise funds for The Nelson Mandela Foundation.
It costs a bit to do this – this is why we need sponsors and partners. A large chunk of the budget goes towards the climbing permits and licenses, closely followed by travel & the gear we need to keep us safe and warm as well as give back to the areas in which the team will travel to.
TIA for all your support.