Over the next few weeks, Amuse will be joining Rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood as he makes his way to the North Pole. The competitive sportsman and broadcaster isn’t submitting himself to -45C temperatures and severe physical and mental endurance for the sake of it; he joins a crack team of explorers to raise money for Borne, a charity that aims to identify the causes of premature birth to save lives, prevent disability and create lifelong health for mothers and babies.
In this first episode, Greenwood’s private preparation for the trek is put on hold when explorer and environmentalist David de Rothschild shows up at Will’s home to offer him some super-solid last-minute advice. Ever wondered why burrowing down into your sleeping bag whilst trying to catch some kip on the North Pole is a bad idea? No idea what a capillary shunt is? Realised that you’ve never previously considered the importance of attaching rope to your zipper fly? David—the youngest British person ever to reach both geographical poles—is on hand to get Will up to speed. To donate: https://www.borne.org.uk/