Phil has returned from successfully completing the Trek Petra challenge in Jordan! He is safe and slowly integrating back into civilisation.
We have on occasion caught him walking out of the office with his shovel to dig his hole, but we have successfully redirected him back to the office facilities.
Phil completed the challenge with his good friend Ian Pottle, they have described it as a fantastic experience of a lifetime.
In Phil’s words:
"It was a tough 5-day, 90k mountainous trek along the Jordan trail, with numerous climbs, in temperatures around the mid-30s. Basic camping in the desert and mountains, with no facilities, added to the challenge.
As well as the challenge of the trek we were able to spend time with local Bedouin guides, gaining an insight into their culture and cooking and their focus on sharing and simplicity."
The office are expecting a cooking class from Phil in due course.
Phil and Ian are enormously grateful to all those who donated an amazing total of £3,600 for Care for Veterans in support of their challenge.
Well done Phil.