Land Rover Adventure Ambassadors Monty Halls, Kenton Cool and Ben Saunders joined the Discovery Sport to lead a weekend of adventure activities in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Over the weekend the ambassadors demonstrated their expertise in adventure and were assisted by the Discovery Sport, which demonstrated its class-leading capability and versatility as guests and ambassador’s navigated Iceland’s demanding terrain and climate. The Discovery Sport’s flexible 5+2 seating successfully transported passengers plus their extensive equipment between each of the activities.
Ex-Royal Marine Monty Halls, who has lead expeditions into some of the most demanding environments on Earth, introduced journalists to diving. They pulled on dry suits and plunged into freezing waters of the Thingvallor National Park, exploring the Silfra fissure, a crack between the North American and Eurasian continents and take a peak towards the centre of the earth.
Kenton Cool, acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest high altitude guides, had his planned frozen waterfall climb thwarted, but was able to engage guests with tales of his eleven Everest summits, including two in one week, a global first.
Ben Saunders, who holds a number of record breaking Polar journeys, including being part of the team who were first to complete the Scott Expedition, gave the group a taste of his experience, by navigating a snow-hike across the challenging terrain, again facing Iceland’s relentlessly unpredictable weather.
This event has been fantastic example of the spirit of adventure that lies at the heart of the Land Rover brand. These three remarkable ambassadors have given us a glimpse into their worlds and their incredible achievements. They really do optimise what it takes to go Above and Beyond.