Two to Attempt Cuba to Key West Stand Up Paddle

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Doug Stoup Cuba to Key West Stand up paddle

Doug Training on his home waters of Lake Tahoe

Professional adventurer Douglas Stoup from Olympic Valley, CA and amateur adventurer Frank Fumich from Arlington, VA will attempt to Stand Up Paddle Board non-stop and unassisted, from Cuba to Key West, FL. The team hopes to complete the 118 mile paddle on their Tahoe SUP Zephyrs.  The trip will take about 40 hours, depending on the ever changing weather and sea conditions.

The Team will fly to Key West, FL September 24, 2012 and will monitor weather. The expedition will begin in Cuba and they plan carry all provisions needed on the boards.  Stoup and Fumich are paddling to raise money and awareness for the Ice Axe Foundation, and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Ice Axe Foundation

The Ice Axe Foundation is an educational 501c3 set up to educate youth about the amazing planet on which we live through live Internet feeds, and the Wounded Warrior Project provides programs and services to the severely injured service members.

Doug Stoup has traveled to the North and South Poles more times than anyone on the planet. He also guides skiers to remote places including Antarctica, Spitsbergen, Morocco and Greenland.

Doug Stoup Cuba to key west stand up paddle

Doug picks up his Tahoe SUP Zephyr in Key West

Frank Fumich has had a lifetime of adventurers including summiting the highest peaks on 3 continents, Ironman Triathlons, dozens of marathons and ultra marathons, including some of the hardest 100 milers and 150 mile self supported ultras all over the planet.

Team Sponsors: Tahoe SUP, KIEHLS Skin Care Products and Quicksilver Waterman

For more information on Doug Stoup and the Ice Axe Foundation visit, www.iceaxe.org or contact dougstoup@aol.com

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