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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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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 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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