Bremont has announced that it is the official UK watch supplier and timekeeper for Walking With The Wounded’s South Pole Allied Challenge.
The British watch brand has said that its affiliation with the event marks the beginning of the brand’s ongoing support for the charity.
The challenge involves three teams of wounded servicemen and women embarking on a high profile expedition in which they will race across 3° to the Geographic South Pole.
The wounded servicemen and women come from the UK, the US and the Commonwealth and will fly to Antarctica in November following extensive year long training in all conditions. They aim to reach the South Pole on the December 17, 2013. The expedition will last for four weeks and the teams will cover at total of 335km enduring temperatures of -45°C with winds of up to 50mph.
This upcoming pioneering expedition follows the successes of 2011’s record-breaking trek to the North Pole and the assault on Mount Everest in 2012. All of the expeditions are corporately sponsored so Bremont’s involvement plays a huge part in helping them go ahead.
Bremont co-founder Giles English said: “We are thrilled to be supporting The South Pole Allied Challenge in conjunction with Walking with The Wounded. Bremont have a history of working with interesting explorers and polar exhibitions so this was the perfect project to reinforce our ongoing support for military charities.”
Walking With The Wounded was set up in 2010 to provide a support network for those servicemen and women who have suffered and to help them plan their future.