Hairdresser's Arctic challenge

A SUFFOLK hairdresser is swapping the warmth of his salon for the bitter cold of the Arctic as part of a fundraising trek in aid of charity.

David Green

A SUFFOLK hairdresser is swapping the warmth of his salon for the bitter cold of the Arctic as part of a fundraising trek in aid of charity.

Adam Snare, 38, owner of the Hairworkshop in Framlingham, has signed up for a 200-kilometre dog sledding expedition along with eleven other adventurers.

The trip to northern Norway in February next year - in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich - will be supported by two guides and a doctor.


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During the week-long adventure in the freezing temperatures of the Arctic Circle the party will be sleeping in mountain huts with no running water or electricity.

Mr Snare, who is married with an 18-month old daughter, Ella, and lives at Darsham, said he decided to sign-up because he wanted a challenge.

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“I just felt that life today is normally so predictable and safe, that I wanted to do something challenging for charity, to have an adventure really,” he said. “St Elizabeth Hospice is a charity close to my heart, having lost family members to cancer.”

Both his father and mother died from the disease, although they were not cared for at the hospice.

However, friends and colleagues have stayed there and he has great regard for the work it carried out.

During the trip to the Arctic Circle, each of the participants will be responsible for looking after their own team of husky dogs, on which their lives will depend.

With temperatures dropping to as low as minus 35 degrees the bond between man and dog will be crucial.

“We will rely on our team of dogs totally during the trip, having to get up at 5am to feed them as they need to digest their food before taking off on the gruelling 30-35 kilometres we will be covering daily,” Mr Snare said.

He has been training for the expedition by running and working out in a gymnasium as well as taking part in the Norwich half marathon.

Mr Snare has already raised £1,000 and has a target of £3,500.

Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/adamsnare

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