Kayak the Horn : January 2009
In January 2009, five adventurers, including Karen, paralysed from the chest down, will tackle turbulent waters in an attempt to kayak around the formidable Cape Horn. It is a huge challenge, and one which we hope will demonstrate what can be done with good teamwork and diversity. We hope to work with Careers Scotland on this event, to inspire and motivate young people to pursue their own goals and tackle their challenges with a positive mindset.
We are working with the BBC on this project. A 60 minute television programme has been commissioned and signed off by BBC Scotland, but they also expect BBC2 to pick it up, along with other world media. A great opportunity for any businesses out there who would like to support the expedition, and gain significant publicity.
Some specific benefits of supporting Kayak the Horn
Through association with a unique, inspirational expedition, including:-
- Television exposure: A 60 minute television programme has been commissioned and signed off, by BBC Scotland, but they also expect BBC2 to pick it up, along with other world media.
- Exposure through our schools education programme: we will be working with schools to share the educational aspects of the project, and encourage / motivate young people to set and achieve personal goals.
- Two of the team are regular speakers and contracted writers for adventure, outdoor sport, and disability press. You could benefit from mention in these talks and articles.
- You will be welcome to use the photographic material we collect for promotional purposes.
- Link and logo on the T3 website.
Our expedition shopping list: can you help?
- A double sea kayak, in good sea-worthy condition.
- Satellite Telephone, Communications package and airtime. See here for an example of our requirements.
- Emergency Personal Locator Beacon (EPIRB / PLB): This has kindly been donated by Sartech search and rescue technology.
- Expedition food supplies: dried exped food, energy bars etc.
- Financial support for transport and logistics