We are often surprised by the many weird and wonderful uses people find for old car tyres – but this is a chilling one.
Explorer Fiona Lindsay is dragging old tyres across Edinburgh’s Salisbury Crags as a substitue for a sledge as she prepares for a record-breaking Antarctic Challenge.
We therefore need to be able to understand our skills and kit to the highest level. There is no room for mistakes if we want to come back alive.
I have taken nine years to get to this point and my expeditions have got larger in scale and commitment every year.’
The 36-year-old physiotherapist is also pigging out on chocolate and creamed rice so she can put on three stone before becoming the first woman to cross the Antarctic coast-to-coast in November.
Good luck Fiona – don’t tyre yourself out!