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Close Encounters of the Polar Bear Kind

Close Encounters of the Polar Bear Kind

It was the evening of April 16th, 2017. Our team had been skiing across the arctic sea ice for 3 days, and we were in great shape having already made 25 nautical miles. It was a little before 8pm and our team was busy making our dinner of soup, bacon’n’cheese...
The Polar Sleeping System

The Polar Sleeping System

The quality of your sleep can make or break any expedition and when the temperature outside is -40 (°F or °C) with howling wind, getting good sleep can be a real challenge. Here are a few tips on how to catch some quality Zzz’s on the polar trail. A good bag Don’t...
The Final Stretch

The Final Stretch

When the team woke up, excitement and apprehension were thick in the air. The distance to our finishing point was a comparatively short 15km (less than half of what we would do on a regular day), but the forecast showed very challenging conditions for the last 9km as...
The East Coast

The East Coast

Layover at Katos Zakros The first night at Zakros was the most comfortable I’ve had yet. I was able to snuggle up against a sandstone cliff and put my back to the south wind that blew all night. With a few towels and pieces of clothing to pad the bed, it almost...