Richard Huish College student, Chloe Chapple, from Wiveliscombe will be starting a 150km winter crossing of Lake Baikal in Eastern Siberia on Friday 14th February.
Travelling via Moscow and Irkutsk, Chloe will commence the grueling journey alongside her father Sean Chapple who has experience in expeditions having previously completed voyages through the North and South poles. They will be pulling all their equipment and supplies in sledges as they plan to complete the epic journey across the oldest and deepest lake in the world in under 7 days.
Chloe who is currently studying Public Services at Huish has set herself this momentous challenge to fundraise for the International Glaucoma Association. Glaucoma is a condition which damages your eyes optic nerve, this has affected both her and her Grandmother with Chloe being diagnosed at the age of 12. Fortunately, Chloe’s condition has stabilized, which she credits to the work of her consultant at the Children’s Glaucoma Hospital in London, hence why she is trying to raise money to be able to help with continuing the work they do in hope that one day there will be a cure.
To keep up with Chloe’s journey during the expedition there will be updates across her social media accounts which are; @unusual_adventures on Instagram, @u_adventures on Twitter and Unusual Adventures on Facebook. To help her fundraising efforts visit her just giving website – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chloe-chapple