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Polar Endurance Expedition
Feb
8
to Feb 16

Polar Endurance Expedition

Summary

Our Polar Endurance Expedition is perfect for anyone wishing to travel to an extreme cold environment. You may be an adventure racer looking for their next challenge, a budding explorer or perhaps a film crew seeking some exposure to the cold. During a challenging week in Arctic Lapland we will teach you a programme based on the fundamentals of Polar Travel.

You will travel from Nikkaluokta to Abisko on skis, pulling all of your equipment in a pulk (sledge) as we journey along this magnificent trail. You will be camping out under the Aurora (hopefully...), erecting your own tent in your teams; cooking, preparing water and learning what expedition life is really like.

We believe in putting skills to the test, but we are available should you have any questions or concerns.

During this adventure we will teach and refine the fundamental Polar expedition skills, enabling you to camp and travel through the Arctic with newfound confidence.

  • Dates: 8-16 Feb 2019
  • Cost: £1800 (excluding flights & insurance)
  • Arrival: 1300hrs
  • Availability: 9 Spaces

Some days the weather can be very severe, and by travelling in teams we can travel safely as you learn.

We also have a payment plan option for this expedition.

What is included?

Airport Transfers, Accommodation, Food (except snack food & drinks), Specialist Equipment Hire (inc. skis, boots, poles, pulk, harness, sleeping bag, stoves, fuel, shovel) & Dry Rations (Adventure Food), Maps, GPX Files

What is not included?

Flights, Insurance, Snack Food, Drinks, Personal Equipment & Clothing (see Itinerary), Emergency Rescue Costs (helicopter or snow mobile)

Do I need to bring anything?

You will need to bring some personal clothing & equipment, snack food and some medical items. Please see the Itinerary for more information.

Learning Objectives

  • Packing and preparation techniques
  • Travelling safely
  • Avoiding cold weather injuries
  • GPS
  • Satellite Communications (Iridium)
  • Making a robust shelter
  • Winter camping techniques
  • Expedition food & rationing
  • Boiling Water
  • Providing yourself comfort in extreme conditions
  • Basics of cross-country skiing
  • Pulk Hauling
  • Plan your own expedition

The training is scheduled from 8-16 Feb 2019 and is currently limited to 9 spaces. It's a real adventure and a great transitioning tool for those wishing to explore the Polar Regions.

 

 

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