Expedition Arctic Gurkha

May 29, 2015, 04:14 PM

Two Gurkhas are braving extreme conditions on a record-breaking 1,500 mile endurance challenge in the Arctic Circle.

Captain Jon Armstrong and Corporal Arjun Limbu are both members of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles and have been on the expedition since early May.

They’ve already trekked 300 miles and are about to set off for the second leg before kayaking around Ellesmere Island off the northern Canadian coast. BFBS’ Charlene Guy spoke to Jon earlier today via satellite phone.