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Overcoming is a Walking With The Wounded podcast. In each episode, we speak to ordinary people who have had extraordinary experiences. From veterans who have overcome life-changing episodes to figures from public life.

www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk

Overcoming. A Walking With The Wounded Podcast Walking With The Wounded

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Overcoming is a Walking With The Wounded podcast. In each episode, we speak to ordinary people who have had extraordinary experiences. From veterans who have overcome life-changing episodes to figures from public life.

www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk

    Epsiode 4. In conversation with WWTW Founder, Edward Parker

    Epsiode 4. In conversation with WWTW Founder, Edward Parker

    As the country locked down in May 2020, WWTW Ambassador, Duncan Slater, sat down with Founder and former CEO of WWTW, Ed Parker, to find out why he set up the Charity 10 years ago, how the Charity grew from an Expedition to the North Pole and, why WWTW works so closely with the NHS. 

    • 35 min
    Episode 3. The North Pole Reunion

    Episode 3. The North Pole Reunion

    On 16th April 2011, our team, including 4 wounded soldiers, successfully arrived at the North Pole after a 13-day trek across 190 miles of the polar ice cap. 
    They covered the greatest distance of any polar expedition that season, man-hauling their sleds, containing all of their equipment and supplies, over 200 miles. They were completely unsupported in the most hostile environment on Earth, dealing with polar bears, open water leads, and temperatures of -60°C. 
    Andy from WWTW talks to members of the team to find out why WWTW headed out to the North Pole, why they signed up, and the Expedition impact 10 years ago. 

    • 12 min
    Episode 2: The Grenadier Walk of Oman

    Episode 2: The Grenadier Walk of Oman

    In the latest episode of 'Overcoming', WWTW Ambassador, Duncan Slater, sits down with Brian and Sean, both veterans and two members of the Walk of Oman team- Walking With The Wounded’s latest international expedition. 
    Sean joined the Armed Forces in 1986 as an Infantryman. He served for 12 years between 1986 and 2014, leaving and later rejoining. He served on operational tours including Afghanistan and served his last tour in 2009. It was during this last tour Sean witnessed many traumatic events and was later diagnosed with PTSD and hearing and nerve damage. He was medically discharged in 2014.
    Brian joined the Armed Forces in October 1990 aged 17 and served in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Royal Military Police, and Military Provost Staff Regiment. Brian served in 7 operational tours including Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. Upon leaving the military, Brian was treated for complex PTSD due to exposure to multiple traumas.
    Both Brian and Sean are heading out to Oman in October 2021 to take part in The Grenadier Walk of Oman. 
    Find out more www.walkofoman.co.uk 

    • 30 min
    Episode 1. In conversation with Duncan Slater

    Episode 1. In conversation with Duncan Slater

    In this episode, Duncan answers key questions about his time in the armed forces and, how he overcame his injuries and worked towards incredible achievements. 
    He became the first-ever double amputee to race to the South Pole as part of Walking With The Wounded's expedition team in 2013.
    Since then he has also become the first double amputee to compete in the world's toughest marathon Marathon Des Sables in 2017. Duncan has raised invaluable support and funds for the charity.

    • 33 min

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