HSBC Banker - 'I Was Going To Be Found Freezing To Death and Half Eaten By A Wolf'

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Natalia Watkins, a 40-year-old Hong Kong-based executive for HSBC, knows about endurance.

Bloomberg reports that last month she flew to the Arctic, ditched her BlackBerry and raced on foot over frozen snow hauling a gear-piled sled for 67 hours with only six hours of sleep.

With temperatures on the Canadian tundra of minus 40 Celsius (minus 40 Fahrenheit) requiring three pairs of gloves, even a one-minute break necessitated careful planning to avoid frostbite and hypothermia on the 120-mile (193-kilometer) expanse of whiteness in the 6633 Extreme Winter Ultra Marathon, she said.

'A lot of thoughts went through my mind - that I was going to be found freezing to death and half eaten by a wolf', said Watkins, a 5-foot-4-inch (1.63-meter) U.K. native who heads HSBC’s Asia-Pacific derivatives clearing services.

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