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Ollie Phillips

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Ollie Phillips, former captain of the England Rugby 7’s team, lives an extraordinary life. Following an illustrious career in professional rugby, he is now a highly successful business man in one of the world’s largest professional service networks, PWC.  A Guinness World Record Holder, motivational speaker and expedition leader to name a few, he is proof that anything is possible. Voted the ‘Best Seven’s Player in the World’ in 2009, Ollie has had a distinguished rugby career that spanned 14 years. England Captain from 2008 -2010.

With no intention of sitting back, Ollie threw himself in to a mammoth challenge, the ‘Clipper Round the World Yacht Race’ after being persuaded by legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. Ollie was a complete newcomer to sailing but it was his determination and team spirit that pushed him through and saw him and his Great Britain team mates come 2nd overall in this grueling race. Ollie is now an ambassador for the Clipper Ventures. With a taste for adventure, Ollie seized his next opportunity to take on a completely fresh challenge and head to the North Pole for the ‘Arctic Rugby Challenge breaking the Guinness World Record. The challenge was all in aid of the children’s rugby charity, Wooden Spoon.

The next amazing challenge Ollie will be undertaking is trekking to the roof of Africa, Kilimanjaro. Join him today.

Overall I thought the expedition was excellent. The route chosen and the pace of the ascent worked well and meant that we were able to both have fun and (most of us) enjoy reaching the summit. The catering and accom was first class and the crew really looked after us. The invitation to Adidas’ house on the last evening really made a big difference and a lot of strong friendships were confirmed.

Kevin Gaskell, Kilimanjaro Rongai Route, 2010
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