Daz Carre will take on extreme challenge: The Ice Ultra on 22 February 2022 – to raise funds for PPBF Compassionate Housing
Daz Carre is preparing to take on “The Ice Ultra” to raise funds for the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation. The Ice Ultra is an epic self-sufficient ultramarathon across Swedish Lapland, within the Arctic Circle. The race is a fully marked, 230km course spread across 5 stages of Arctic tundra, endless pine forests, snowy mountains and frozen lakes. The race starts at the Mountain Centre at Stora Sjofallets and finishes in the small town of Jokkmokk. The longest stage is on day 4, which is a 64km stage that starts before the sun rises on the remote island of Laxholmen. Apparently, if you are lucky, then natures fireworks display, otherwise known as the Northern Lights, would have greeted us over the finish line of day 3 before we sleep in traditional yurts, warmed by a log fire. Unsurprisingly, there is large compulsory kit list which includes food for 5 stages of racing (minimum 2000 cals per day), medical supplies, race equipment and enough clothing to stay alive in this extreme endurance test.
Daz is an adventure racer from Guernsey who has completed many ultra distance races including the famous “Marathon des Sables” which took place in the Moroccan Sahara Desert. “It’s just a natural curiosity that now I’ve completed the race dubbed as “The hottest race on Earth”, that I should embark on one of the coldest!”
Daz explains why he wants to help our charity; “PPBF were able to help house some close friends of mine in one of their Southampton apartments for a period of time whilst their son was undergoing extensive life-saving treatment, so the choice of charity was an easy one.”
Please donate any small amount you can to help families like Daz’s close friends, by clicking the link below: