prepares for a camping trip of a lifetime
a mother of three, shes never been abroad and has had only
one nights camping experience.
Lynne Hart, from Sneinton is to undertake a crossing of the Finnmark
Plateau in Norway.
Lynne will be
one of three novices joining Mike and Fiona Thornewill on their
latest expedition in March of this year.
The trek will
take them from the town of Alta over the tundra and frozen lakes
to the town of Karasjok. The total journey is a distance of 120
km, which will involve hauling sledges in temperatures as low as
Lynne Hart met
Mike and Fiona Thornewill, through her partner Ian, who works for
the couple. The idea of taking Lynne into hostile conditions does
seem like a recipe for disaster. However, Mike Thornewill doesnt
have any doubts about her adapting to the harsh climate. In fact
hes adamant shell be fine.
the hills with ease
in Lynnes ability came from a camping trip in the Lake District.
The conditions werent exactly Arctic, but it was still extremely
windy, enough to put anyone off pitching a tent again.
phased by anything, she often trudged ahead of the team with her
Mike that she has enormous determination, which he believes
was born from coping as a single mother. Mike added, you can
teach skills, but you cant teach personality. It seems
Lynne has it in abundance.
The split from
her husband became a turning point in her life. She now feels like
a woman unleashed determined to do lots of exciting
things. Lynnes 4-year-old twins are excited, and her 16-year-old
son, although anxious, is also happy for her. She is apprehensive
about the low temperatures, but absolutely positive shell
complete the trip of a lifetime.
takes in the view
she has got to the point in her life when she needs to feel like
shes accomplished something. She says apart from raising
my children, I dont feel Ive achieved anything in my
life. The trip will certainly be a massive achievement for
Lynne will be
in good hands. Mike and Fiona Thornewill are know the world over
for their ambitious expeditions to the North
and South Poles.
are looking to raise a minimum of £1000 for the NSPCC, and
fund-raising fever has spread to the Jesse Boot School which Lynnes
children attend. They are having a non-uniform day in celebration
of the Norway trip. The menu that day includes fish, ice buns and
Lynne and her
partner Ian still need sponsorship in order to buy items for the
trip, so sponsors are encouraged to come forward.