Greenland challenge for businessman

Robert Kaiser. (S)
Robert Kaiser. (S)

A businessman from Ripon is set to take on freezing conditions when he embarks on a challenge in Greenland.

As part of his Winter Greenland Expedition, Robert Kaiser – who owns Knaresborough-based PPSS Group – will face 102 miles of snow and ice, with temperatures down to -30C (-22F), over nine days.

He said: “This is another great personal challenge I have set myself and it offers me the brilliant opportunity to raise money for two charities close to my heart.”

Robert is aiming to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, an independent charity providing a lifesaving rapid response emergency service to five million people across Yorkshire, flying seven days a week, 365 days a year, covering a vast landscape that not only includes major cities and motorways but also rural and isolated locations.

He also wishes to raise money for the Pilgrim Bandits Charity, a specialised charity established by a small group of like-minded Special Forces veterans in 2007 using their unique training and experience to help and inspire wounded soldiers to live life to the full.

Along with another challenge seeker, Robert will pull a sledge filled with food, tent and technical gear weighing more than 150lbs and each of them will carry 25lbs of emergency clothing and equipment at all times during their journey.

If you wish to sponsor Robert, you can visit his Just Giving fund raising web pages at and