Category Archives: Arctic Adventure

It’s raining in Esperance

Esperance is an odd kind of city, on the south-west coast of Western Australia. It has a modest population of about 15,000 people, but with a reputation for the best beaches in the world Esperance is a draw for cruise … Continue reading

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Looking back: in the snow

London — like most of Britain this week — is being blanketed by snow. It occurred to me today that I haven’t seen snow since I left Arctic Norway last March. On the day we left, everything was thawing and … Continue reading

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What drives the world’s greatest living explorer?

I was up and out of bed early this morning (*cough*forasunday*cough*) because — of course — Sunday mornings means training with the Dragon Boat team. Yesterday, there had been a message that it was possible training would get cancelled today … Continue reading

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Sometimes fires don’t go out when you’re done playing with them

Adventuring has been quiet of late. For the entire month of October, I didn’t leave the country — and it seems strange that it has become normal for me to be packing up and flying out, dashing from one place … Continue reading

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New Adventure Needed!

“We were brought up on the Space Race, now they expect you to clean toiletsWhen you’ve seen how big the world is, how can you make do with this?” Pulp “Glory Days” With the Arctic Adventure truly over, and the … Continue reading

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DAY 6: Jotka – Gargia

From the notebook: “A fantastic day in the Arctic!  Surprisingly warm, clear skies and no wind — I couldn’t have asked for a better day to end the adventure on. The landscape today was so varied: across frozen lakes, with … Continue reading

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DAY 5: Mollisjokk – Jotka

From the notebook: “Thankfully a short day today — the wind was howling and blowing up snow.  Though, at first, it was on our backs this didn’t seem to last and soon the wind was side-on. The dogs love the … Continue reading

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DAY 4: Lappujavri – Mollisjokk

From the notebook: “Today was a great day — such a change from yesterday. The terrain was easier, the weather was kinder, and it felt good. I decided first thing that I’d stay at the back of the group, so … Continue reading

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DAY 3: Souluvombi – Lappujavri

The second night in the Arctic had brought more displays of the Aurora Borealis — and I had found the right settings on my camera to try and capture them. We woke early the next morning for what promised to … Continue reading

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DAY 2: Gargia – Souluvombi

From the notebook: “Today has been incredible! It was a late start, and a hearty breakfast — after feeding 70-something hungry huskies. The dogs went off like a rocket; through the woods and down the trail — there’s no need … Continue reading

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