An adventure hungry ex soldier is taking a really cool route to raise funds in support of Saddleworth’s heroes of the snows.

Because in November, Adrian Bogle plans to leave his Greenfield home on a gruelling trek across the unforgiving ice fields in Southern Patagonia.

The challenge will include glacier climbing, reaching altitudes of up to 2,500 metres, long distance treks of more than 20 kilometres a day and fighting extreme below freezing temperatures.

And bearded Adrian plans to donate all funds from his Just Giving Page to Oldham Moutain Rescue Team, who are entirely funded by voluntary donations.

He said: “I have recently approached them with regards to becoming a member and committing my spare time.

“Hopefully I will be able to start training soon and the skills I have learned from the military will be useful in a mountain rescue environment

“The team do fantastic voluntary work and I want to play my part in helping them. They save many lives in the Peak District National Park and surrounding areas.”

Adrian, who is self-funding his trip, explained: “Those who know me understand my need for adventure travel, having raised money already for different charities while performing challenges in Borneo and most recently in Costa Rica.

He was in the armed forces for 13 years and completed a tour of duty in the Gulf War and Northern Ireland. When he left the military he worked in security roles including the close protection of a member of the Sharjah, a state within the UAE, royal family.

And, as a civilian, he has completed different challenges including climbing Mount Kinabalu, mountain biking across the Crocker mountain range and a 30 KM white water raft all in Borneo.

And his last adventure was to trek from the Pacific coast to the Caribbean coast in Costa Rica through mountainous jungles and rainforest.

Currently he has adopted a strict training routine with arduous walking. “I’m hoping do 60 kilometres a week which should help with the trekking phase of the challenge,” he added.

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