First Day of Trekking

Jock Wishart, back at base in Resolute Bay received this update from Expedition Leader Steve Pinfield, last night saying:

DCIM107GOPRO“Steve called to say that they had made 11.3 nautical miles (20.9 kilometres) of progress to the magnetic North Pole and Match position. Everyone is well and enjoying themselves. Weather could not be better. It is sunny with a light South Easterly breeze behind them and this weather will certainly continue for another 24 hours, which is all good as it builds the challengers confidence.

“They are travelling through multi year ice which means it is very uneven so they are doing well as they learn to cope with sweating (or trying not to!). They must keep sweating to a minimum as the water can turn to ice which could cause frost bite, so they’re aware of not getting too hot and how much they exert themselves.

“They certainly earned their dehydrated chilli con carne last night!”

Listen to the latest update from our intrepid teams:

A New World First…Job Done!

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4th trek day…Reaching The Pole!

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2nd and 3rd trek days and Jocks Update

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Day 8…Leaving Resolute & Jock update

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Day 7…lessons learnt

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Update: Expedition curve ball

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Day 6…Intense training

Training for the Arctic Rugby Challenge trek has gone up a notch, with the guys taking to the classroom as well as spending more time out on the ice.

Fergus’ blog #1

We made progress North, it got a lot colder, but it wasn't as fast as planned!   We'd intended to make it to Resolute Bay by Thursday (16th) evening

Day 5 – Made it to Resolute…now the serious stuff begins

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