My name is Helen Wise, I am 25 and live in Snowdonia.
After an extremely tumultuous year in 2016 where I lost my farm, business, home, and in the end my health, as a mark of coming out the other side, this year I have decided to undertake a life changing expedition to Greenland.
From the 9th April 2017 I will be embarking on a 5 week expedition to a region called Liverpool Land in Eastern Greenland. After a week of polar survival training I will then be attempting a North-South crossing of the region, completely solo, which should take approximately three weeks. If completed, it will be the first ever solo crossing of Liverpool Land, and a massive personal achievement.
The trip has been extremely expensive to fund due to the remote and specialist nature of the logistics involved, however I have just about managed to finance this myself. That said, I cannot afford to finance the specialist kit I will need to survive out there (in temperatures of -15 to -30 degrees C) nor the camera equipment required to film it. Without the kit, it won't go ahead and without the cameras it won't reach those I'm attempting to inspire.
Therefore, please help me inspire young women like myself to be strong, to overcome adversity, loneliness and lack of family support, and to strive for the extraordinary.