James Redden plans record breaking solo trek to the South Pole

Intrepid fundraiser, James Redden will be journeying to one of the most inhospitable and least visited places on the planet to raise funds and awareness for the music and learning disabilities charity, Soundabout.

Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 9:40 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 8:22 am
James Redden will be attempting a record breaking solo trek to the South Pole

James will be skiing solo to the South Pole, unsupported and is attempting to break the UK record by completing the journey in under 30 days.

In March 2017 James will be preparing for his South Pole trip by doing a solo ski of 350 miles across Norway.

James Redden, who is an explorer, writer, Public speaker and fundraiser said: “My dearest wish is that Soundabout will gain one determined and dedicated supporter for each and every one of the 700 miles I ski on the journey to the South Pole.”

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As a former soldier, James is used to surviving in arduous conditions. He has travelled extensively around the globe and in 2016 completed a ski to the North Pole fundraising for other charities.

James lives in the Buckinghamshire area and is also a writer, public speaker and technology specialist. His love of adventure is equalled to his desire to help shine a light on the good causes that he fundraises for.

Soundabout are a small, national charity that uses music to unlock the potential of people with profound, multiple and severe learning disabilities. Our expert team have pioneered techniques to engage children, young people and adults by using music as a tool for engagement, interaction and communication.

Mark Smyth CEO, Soundabout said: “It is wonderful to forge links with anyone who wants to support Soundabout and raise vital funds for us.

"However to forge links with an intrepid explorer who will literally go to the lengths of the world for your charity is incredible.

"I can only urge the public to get behind James in his journey and support his chosen charity. I know James will tell his own story, in his own words, as to why he was so moved by the work we do at Soundabout.”