JUSTINE CURGENVEN - SEA KAYAKER
Justine is an award winning adventure film maker and expedition sea kayaker. Justine's films have aired on The National Geographic Channel, Channel 4, Channel 5 and the BBC. Justine has recently been focussing on challenging sea kayaking journeys and was named one of the UK's top living explorers.
Whitby & Co support Justine in her expeditions by donating the following:
- Leatherman Rebar
- Opinel No. 8 Outdoor Knife
- eGear Waterproof Notebook
- UST StrikeForce FireStarter
- Luger LX Binocular
- Nite Ize DomeLit
- Geigerrig Rig 700 Hydration Engine & Pack
- eGear Signal Mirror
- Nite Ize Gear Tie
For more information on Justine, please visit her website.
Captain Scott’s last expedition - the most poignant journey of the golden age of Edwardian exploration - remains unfinished to this day.
British adventurers Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere are setting out on an expedition to Antarctica to complete Scott’s 1,800-mile return journey to the South Pole on foot. Pushing the boundaries of human potential, the Scott Expedition will be the longest unsupported polar journey in history and the next chapter in one of the greatest stories of polar exploration ever told.
Whitby & Co are proud to support Ben and Tarka by donating the following kit:
- Leatherman: Super Tool 300 EOD, MUT EOD, Style and Style CS
- Buck: Folding Saw and Vanguard
- Magfire: FireStarter
Follow their adventure at http://scottexpedition.com/
Leo Houlding is a British rock climber widely considered one of the best speed climbers ever to have lived. Whitby's were proud to support Leo on his Antarctica mission.
“On behalf of the whole crew I’d like to thank Whitby & Co for their support towards our Antarctica mission.
The mountain we climbed, Ulvetanna or “The Wolfs Tooth” in Norwegian is without doubt the most difficult summit to reach on the harshest continent. The remoteness is hard to describe, the closest town is Cape Town, 8 hours by plane! You are very much alone out there and nobody is coming to help if anything goes wrong. The climb was really hard, impossibly long and the conditions were at times desperate.
I didn’t think we were going to make it to the top until eventually, after more than a mile of hard climbing the rock ran out and we were on the spectacular summit. We got hammered by near hurricane force winds and temperatures down to -35˚C but we were well equipped with everything we needed not only to survive but to achieve our goal.
The Leatherman tools were endlessly useful for adjusting ski bindings, repairing port-a-legdes and fixing the all important cooking stoves, crucial for melting snow and creating water. The Wenger jet lighters were also particularly useful for lighting the stoves in the biting wind.
It was great to have the support of a local Lake District company on our journey the end of the Earth.”
Leo Houlding - British Speed Climber
The Pilgrim Bandits was established by a small group of Special Forces veterans in 2007 with the sole aim of using our unique training and experience to help and inspire wounded soldiers to live life to the full. Whitby & Co supported their Heroes of Telemark Expedition wth the donation of Sunwise Sunglasses.
“Thank you Whitby & Co for the Sunwise Sunglasses - they were an absolute god send. Without sunglasses of this calibre we would all have had snow blindness. We’ll be back for more for the next expedition. Thank you again for your support.”
Mike Witt - CEO of Pilgrim Bandits