The Cairngorms is a sub-arctic mountain range in the Scottish Highlands. It’s the coldest place in the UK with a landscape so extreme that it's where the UK Special Forces carry out their arctic training.
Two brave men, Ollie and Dexter, are enduring the challenge to climb 7 mountains in 3 days, 4 of which are among the highest in the UK, suffering temperatures down to -20 degrees, battling thick fog, winds of up to 60mph, all whilst navigating to safety check points before nightfall in order to survive the brutal Cairngorm climate in this ultimate winter challenge.
Why? To save their legendary, local music venue which has been adversely affected by COVID-19, having not received funding over lockdown and unable to reopen with social distancing restrictions. Find out more about The Forum on their website: www.twforum.co.uk
Ollie and Dexter are documenting the whole journey from training to finish. Follow and share by searching #survivingthecairngorms and @survivingthecairngorms on Instagram. Footage of the challenge will be publicly released upon completion.
All money raised goes directly to The Forum.