Brave Rob Takes On Tough Dog Sled Race

WHILE Worcestershire continues to battle the wind and rain, an intrepid adventurer from Upton-upon-Severn is preparing to tackle some extreme weather of another sort.Rob Cooke, a former Upton Primary and Hanley Castle High School pupil who now lives in Canada, will be braving freezing temperatures as he takes on the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest in Canada – widely billed as the toughest dog sled race in the world.Mr Cooke, aged 46, and his kennel of 45 Siberian huskies have spent the winter training for the two-week event, which will see him battling temperatures of minus 60C and going up to two days at a time without seeing anyone as he makes his way across the wilderness.Read more here:


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