In early August 2017 four guys set sail to the Manpupuner Platou in Russia to climb the magnificent Mythical Giants. We went as volunteers to help build bridges over the rivers and preserve the national park. Miles from home, with no contact with civilisation, we knew that we might not get to climb these monsters. The rock formations are one of the seven wonders of Russia and only 1500 people are allowed into the national park for a very short duration every year.
We had weight restrictions in what we could take along and we didn't know what the Russian food would be like. We were already barely making it with our bags full of climbing and camping equipment so Olly Bars saved the day! Lightweight and packed with all the necessary nutrients we needed, we knew we could rely on Ollybars to fuel our long days.
After the first day in the wilderness, we got great news! The Russian guides had agreed to allow us to climb after the park work was done. We had clearly proven ourselves and it seemed our enthusiasm had won them over. With seven days left to go we decided to work extra hard but we had to be quick if we were to have enough time to climb as well.
We had little time to rest so Ollybars really did keep us fuelled, soon becoming the currency between us throughout the expedition. We would trade different flavours with each other, our favourite and highest valued being the Peanut Choc Chip bar.
Thank you, Ollybars for helping us preserve the environment we love and for helping us achieve our goal of climbing The Mythical Giants!
My absolute pleasure guys! You Rock :-)
"Ollybars were an absolute god-send on the rides, such a welcome break from the gels. I started handing them out to weary team mates and they commented how nice it was to eat something with actual whole foods" Dan