Hi, I'm James and I’m a serving Royal Marines Commando. This year on the 26th September I will be competing and running 250km across the Atacama desert, Chile, in aid of the Royal Marines Charity. I’ll be running this event solo and self-supported, carrying my own water, food, clothing and safety equipment.
The Atacama Desert forms part of the arid
Pacific fringe of South America. Dry
subsidence created by the South Pacific
high-pressure cell makes the desert one of the driest regions in the world making this one of the most challenging environments to compete in.
About the Atacama Crossing
The Atacama Crossing is a 7-day, 250 km /
155 mile footrace that takes place in the
incredible Atacama Desert of Chile. Through
the seven days, competitors traverse through salt flats, massive sand dunes, icy cold slot
canyons, river crossings, and experience
starry nights while in the foothills of the
Andes mountains as they complete the
250-kilometer / 155-mile course. The race
goes through the Salar de Atacama,
Moon Valley and Valle de la Muerte, and
finally ends in the Town Square of the
adobe-like village of San Pedro de Atacama.
Do you want to join me in making a difference? I'm raising money in aid of RMA - The Royal Marines Charity and every donation will help. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.
More information about RMA - The Royal
Marines Charity: We are the Royal Marines'
chosen charity and we exist to give a lifetime
of support to the Royal Marines family. Our
mission is to provide support, advice and
friendship to serving and retired
Royal Marines, their families, those who
aspire to join and those with close links to our Corps.
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