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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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DAY 1: London – Olso – Alta

SO. The Arctic Adventure. After months of planning, months of training, and countless feakouts when I thought about what I was doing, it was no longer “next year”, or “next week” but instead…now. To avoid an early-morning cross-London Tube journey … Continue reading

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A new year for adventure

It’s a brand new year, Adventure-seekers! And do you know what this means? No, not New Year resolutions — but that the Great Arctic Fundraisng Adventure is now a matter of weeks away! No longer is it “next year”, but … Continue reading

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The Arctic Calendar

The lovely and talented Amanda of Apples and Green fame has produced a charity 2012 calendar for the Great Arctic Fundraising Adventure. Rejecting the clichéd slightly rude and nude “Calendar Girls” style, Amanda has instead gone back to the 1950s … Continue reading

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Ice flow; nowhere to go

In this video, Howard Moon explains what it is about the Arctic that can get to a man…in the form of a song. As a sidenote, does anyone know where I can get my own Vince Noir style glam rock … Continue reading

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Run Dem Crew

Run Dem Crew was formed in east London in 2007 by a runner and writer called Charlie Dark — less than five years on the running club he started has more than 100 members, with some now forming spin-off groups … Continue reading

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