Shropshire Chamber are pleased to announce today, that army reservist Major Sandy Hennis, a record-breaking Antarctic skier will be the guest speaker at the 18th annual business awards ceremony that celebrates the best of the county’s commerce and industry.
Army reservist Major Sandy Hennis, was one of the six-woman Ice Maidens skiing team.
The Ice Maidens made the headlines and created history when they became the first all-female team in the world to ski unaided coast-to-coast across Antarctica.
Major Sandy Hennis and five others from the British Army’s ‘Ice Maiden’ Expedition team completed their feat on Saturday, January 20, just before 10am UK time.
The group spent 62 days on the ice, travelling up to 43 kilometres a day whilst pulling sledges weighing up to 80kg and battling temperatures as low as -40°C.
Speaking at the finish line, Major Sandy Hennis said: “I’m very much looking forward to talking about our journey and what you can achieve if you believe in yourself and are willing to try.
The Shropshire Chamber Business Awards are taking place on June 15 and will bring together hundreds of members of the Shropshire business community at Telford’s International Centre.