9 March, 2006
It’s the evening of the 9th March. We achieved 2.6 nautical miles north in 7.5 hours through very testing ice rubble, with us again having to carry one pulk at a time through the tricky sections
Very hard going through ice rubble
8 March, 2006 - 01:56
Today we struggled for 7 hours and only gained 1 1/2 miles north! The main problem was the terrain, which was ice rubble, with blocks of ice up to a metre square. We had to ferry the sleds one at
Expedition has started!
7 March, 2006
Arrived to Ward Hunt Island on the afternoon of the 4th March and carried the equipment and dog food for another expedition to the hut used by Ranulph Fiennes on his North Pole attempt. The next
A step nearer the start...
2 March, 2006 - 17:26
Dodging incredibly mild weather and blizzards we finally departed Iqualuit on 28 February and arrived in Resolute (pop 250) to await our flight on to our start point.
Hoping to fly the next m
26 February, 2006
Well we have finished our cold weather training in Iqualuit and tomorrow we fly north to Resolute where we will get a charter flight to our start point (Ward Hunt Island...most northern point of
Testing new tent
22 February, 2006 - 23:13
Well, today was our photo day. We ventured into the rough ice and tried to get as many different photos and video footage as possible. The reason for choosing today as the photo day was because
Two sledges are good
20 February, 2006
We are definitely taking two sledges each when we start our trip. After conducting days of experiments in the rough ice of Baffin Island it is unquestionably easier with two sleds. If you had jus
Six hours training
17 February, 2006
Another day grinding through the sea ice to improve our sledge fitness and our ability to move smoothly through rough ice. Today we specifically sought out difficult ice obstacles to simulate the
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