Former Royal Military Police officer Chris went to work for HALO in 1993, the British Charity specializing in mine clearance. Chris was responsible for supervising and training former Cambodian soldiers in mine clearance. In 1995 Chris was blown up walking in a cleared area. He lost his lower right arm and leg; he survived against all the odds because of his high level of fitness and because of his knowledge of first aid.
Less than a year after leaving hospital he completed the London Marathon to raise funds for land mine –injured people in Cambodia. In April 1997 he was the first leg amputee to complete the 250 km Great Sahara Run described as the toughest footrace on earth. In July 1997 he ran 200 km in four days with the Australian Army to assist mine victims and in July 1999 he was the first amputee to complete the Badwater Death Valley Ultra-marathon. 136 miles (5 marathons back to back) in temperatures similar to those recommended for slow cooking chicken. In April 2000 he jointly led a party climbing Kilimanjaro on a new north route. In July 2000 he was one of only 12 people in the world to do the Death Valley 300 miles, from the lowest point of the USA continuously on foot to the highest point and back again in just over six days in temperatures over 130 degrees Fahrenheit. He did it again in 2001 to test false legs and is one of only a handful of people in the world to complete this double desert crossing twice.
Chris is a well-known speaker on the subjects of change management, motivation, leadership and the concept of limitation.
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- Ed is a doctor in Nottingham with degrees in Medicine, Extreme Human Physiology and Medical Law
Dr Ed Coats
- Travel Writer, Marathon runner, rower, author , broadcaster and TV Presenter who found fame on TV reality show, Castaway.
- Polar Explorer,Mark Wood operates in some of the most remote, extreme cold areas of our planet - from long range polar expeditions to covering 8000 metre peaks!