Challenge As Malaga Women Head to the Arctic after Beating Cancer

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Challenge As Malaga Women Head to the Arctic after Beating Cancer
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Challenge As Malaga Women Head to the Arctic after Beating Cancer.

IN an amazing challenge two Malaga women are set to head to the Arctic after beating cancer.

The two women have no previous sailing experience but they are ready to embark on a challenge which involves sailing a boat over 2,500 nautical miles non-stop, from Vigo to Greenland. The Malaga pair have put their cancers behind them and are set to take on this stunning challenge.

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First though they will have to pass the final test which takes place next week in Denia, in Spain’s Alicante. This test will see them having to sail between Denia and the Balearic Islands.

The two amazing Malaga women are Ada de Luque and Silvia Albújar, and they are just two of the 13 finalists that have been selected from almost 400 women from around Spain. All the women have beaten cancer and have signed up for the stunning Pelayo Vida Challenge.

Each year the challenge changes and in 2021 they welcome in the ‘Pelayo Vida 66 North Challenge’. The challenge has been named in reference to the 66th Parallel North, the famous Arctic Circle. The stunning challenge is expected to take between 15 and 20 days.


Silvia Albújar, has beaten lung cancer with metastasis in other organs, and commented on the North Pole challenge and said: “Anyone who has been through chemo, like all of us who are here, we go to the North Pole and to the moon if we have to. You go to the North Pole but you do it without pain and voluntarily,” as reported La Opinion de Malaga.

Ada de Luque is also set to take on the challenge. She has beaten breast cancer and speaking of the challenge commented that what is exciting her: “the most is the journey and the possibility of my message reaching loud and clear to all women who are going through cancer, so that they know that after cancer there is a lot of life.”

Silvia even took on the challenge without knowing what it would entail this year. She commented that: “And I signed up without knowing what the challenge was, I didn’t care if they put me in a mine or up a mountain.”



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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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