A rally to the most extreme northerly point of the UK – Skaw in the Shetland Islands. Starting at Glencoe and finishing in Inverness
Following the success of the Vivaro Siberia Challenge in which three injured ex-soldiers joined Max Adventure on a 12,000 mile overland expedition to Far East Russia, the company has launched Driven to Extremes, an initiative to help more veterans suffering from PTSD. The first expedition, Feel Low, Drive High, is to Europe’s highest village – Ushguli, Georgia, under the peak of Mount Shkhara. This 6000 mile adventure in July will see veterans tackle the stunning passes of the Caucuses Mountains before returning via Stalingrad and Moscow. Fund raising for these adventures includes a 10-day 4x4 Rally in which participants will drive their own vehicles to the most extreme northerly point of the UK – Skaw in the Shetland Islands. Starting at Glencoe and finishing in Inverness, the 10 day trip in May will combine stunning landscapes, incredible roads, military history and ancient archaeology. Two of the veterans from the Siberia Challenge will be acting as Support Crew in 2017, with injured military veterans taking on more and more supporting and leadership roles with every year of this new annual event, Overnight stops will normally be at locations that offer a range of facilities to suit different budgets, providing the option of camping, hostel or hotel accommodation. It costs £995 per vehicle with two people (£249 for each additional driver/passenger) and each team is expected to raise a minimum of £750. Go to maxadventure.co.uk
or call 01404 830096.