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A New World First…Job Done!

Our epic Arctic Rugby Challengers have only gone and done it! Their commitment, determination and hard work has paid off…and after 18 months of preparation they made it to the Magnetic North Pole, created an official rugby pitch and played an o
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4th trek day…Reaching The Pole!

They Did It!  A buoyant Arctic Rugby Challenge team recorded their latest update from the Magnetic North Pole, after arriving yesterday evening (Tuesday 28th April, early morning UK time). We are delighted and proud our epic explorers have accomplis
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2nd and 3rd trek days and Jocks Update

Its Tough. And it got tougher. As our amazing Arctic Rugby Challenge team tackled day two and three of their trek, they faced harsh bitter winds and a precarious landscape.  Jock Wishart in Resolute Bay gives us an insight into what they are exper
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First Day of Trekking

Jock Wishart, back at base in Resolute Bay received this update from Expedition Leader Steve Pinfield, last night saying: “Steve called to say that they had made 11.3 nautical miles (20.9 kilometres) of progress to the magnetic North Pole and M
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Day 8…Leaving Resolute & Jock update

Preparation has ended.  The time arrived for the brave Arctic Rugby Challengers to head out in light aircraft to be dropped on the remote sea ice, commencing their 100 mile trek to the only certified position at the Magnetic North Pole. Check out t
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Day 7…lessons learnt

As Day 7 came to a close for our epic Arctic Rugby Challenge, they were waiting for the small aircraft to make its assessment of the sea ice and determine the drop off point approximately 100 miles from the magnetic North Pole, where they could drop
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Update: Expedition curve ball

Well you cannot plan for every eventuality but at least be prepared for it, and the Arctic Rugby Challenge is no exception. Our Expedition Leader, Jock Wishart, sustained a foot injury during training and subsequently has been advised by a medical te
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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. They are experiencing an mini expedition as their polar training concludes….24 hours to go and
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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, however a snowstorm further North frustratingly left us stuck in Iqaluit after our con
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Day 5 – Made it to Resolute…now the serious stuff begins

After blizzard weather delayed our intrepid #ArcticChallenge teams in Iqaluit, the group has finally made it to Resolute and serious preparation for the trek is now underway. Part of acclimatising to the polar landscape is getting used to pitching te
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