Bingley Grammar School

02.05.18

LORIC Reward Assembly with Captain Lou Rudd MBE

On Tuesday 9th April Captain Lou Rudd MBE came to speak to our students who have been excelling in their LORIC endeavours.

Army Captain Lou Rudd was the first Briton to complete a solo, unsupported crossing of Antarctica at the end of December 2018. His epic 925-mile journey took him 56 days trekking through horrendous conditions.

His story of determination and resilience had the students hanging on his every word with many of them staying behind after his talk to have a closer look at the equipment he needed and ask more questions about his expedition.

The Captain shared his memories of coping with the 'ice tusks' which built up around his face as he trekked, having to snap them off when they started banging on his chest, how he relived happy memories of his family when the going got tough to keep him going and how he ate year old food found buried under the snow at the end of his adventure.

His story heard first hand was an amazing experience for the students and we thank him for giving us his time and sharing his adventures with us.

For more information about Captain Lou Rudd's expedition please see the Guardian article below: 
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