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Former Royal Marine Commandos Louis Nethercott and Anthony Lambert are settting out to make history on a world first expedition the likes of which has never been accomplished before. Using the skills and discipline provided to them through their diverse military careers they are setting out to be the first humans to traverse the planets 5 largest islands (Borneo, Papua New Guinea, Madagascar, Greenland and Baffin Island) unsupported, using only human power. Expedition 5.

The team will be contending with a huge spectrum of harsh and unforgiveable environments; From equatorial jungles to monumental mountain ranges, desert plains to arctic tundra. Due to the unique and varied nature of this challenge their bodies will be pushed beyond endurance, not only will the Expedition 5 team need to be in the highest physical condition possible, they will need every ounce of their determination and will power in order to complete this remarkable undertaking.

Both Louis and Ant have active front line experience from their time serving in Afghanistan. They both feel that the challenges posed by Expedition 5 are insignificant compared to the daily challenges faced by many of their former colleagues wounded in the service of their country.

For this reason they are using Expedition 5 to raise funds for Help For Heroes and The Royal Marines Charity, and in particular to raise awareness for the mental health issues affecting serving and former serving personnel; for Louis and Anthony this is cause particularly close to their hearts.

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26.09.17 Well done. I really enjoyed reading your blogs. Good luck with the next three expeditions.

20.09.17 From Steve Arnold's Mum and Auntie good luck

15.09.17 Keep on living our dream guys. Beards save lives and long hair makes photos cooler. Stay safe, love from another Bootneck and his Sapper Mrs.

29.08.17 Awesome lads x

28.08.17 Never forgotten. Herrick 14 lives on in many of our lives. Thank you Louis and Anthony. Marine Mum Holbrook



03.07.17 Keep up the good work!

25.06.17 To mark your birthday..Happy Birthday Ants...Madagascar lies ahead..lots of love Mum S xxxx

23.06.17 Lou and Ant, you're smashing it!! Inspirational stuff, I am sharing the blog with the students I teach. Best Regards

18.06.17 Good work and great cause chaps.

07.06.17 An amazing achievement. Good luck with the remainder of your journey. Kx

06.06.17 Best of luck on the next stage of your adventure

06.06.17 I wish you all success on the next leg of your adventure.


15.05.17 Well done lads xxxxxxx

13.05.17 Well done lads

13.05.17 Smashing it lads!

12.05.17 Keeping it up guys very proud to have served with J Coy

11.05.17 Well done lads...amazing effort, great blogs and a fabulous cause!!

11.05.17 Wishing Louis and the guys all the very best as you continue on your incredible adventure!

11.05.17 Well Done Lads, been great reading and glad you had such a great adventure!

11.05.17 Having met Louis at a few XF events, what you are doing is truly amazing - I love reading your blogs about each island and promise to donate after each island x

08.05.17 Well done Anthony - another island down. Love Enid

03.05.17 Well done guys. From the team here at Wau all the best over the range and to the coast.


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