That’s the message from polar adventurer Wendy Searle who fronts Compeed’s brand new #EmbraceLife campaign.
As recently as six years ago, the 45-year-old, in her own words, lived “a very ordinary life” juggling her responsibilities as a mother of four with her job as a civil servant. Then things changed. After managing the media campaign of a polar expedition by Army Reservists, she became hooked on the idea of a “big adventure” and testing whether someone with no experience could attempt something similarly daring.
In 2020, Wendy fulfilled her aim by becoming only the seventh woman in history to ski solo and unassisted from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole. It was a journey that took her 42 days. Later this year, she returns to Antarctica with the aim of completing the 715-mile journey faster than any woman has done before.
In our eyes, Wendy is a true inspiration and we look forward to supporting her world record attempt, every step of the way.
Press play to hear Wendy’s #EmbraceLife story and keep reading below for an interview detailing her epic undertaking.