If we are to successfully complete Shackleton's journey, we've got over seven hundred and fifty miles of Polar ice to go, manhauling sleds in some of the most severe temperatures on the planet. Fitness and cold-weather training is therefore of paramount importance. This is a brief rundown of where we've been, and what we have yet to achieve.
Team leader Will Gow attends a two-week polar training camp on Baffin Island, instructed by Paul Landry and Matty McNair, two of the world's most highly accomplished polar explorers
Will and Henry complete the 3rd Yukon Arctic Ultra in a highly respectable seven days: a gruelling 300 mile non-stop manhauling race, following the famous Yukon Quest trail
The whole team have their first fitness assessment at the Olympic Medical Institute
Team training weekend in Wales: crevasse rescue and associated ropework with Ross Ash-Creighan
Fitness reassessment at the Olympic Medical Institute and individual skiing exercises in Europe
Winter mountaineering training in Scotland with Ross Ash-Creighan
Back to Baffin: Polar training exercise under the instruction of Matty McNair
Glacier travel training and skiing in the Stubai Alps
We intend an unsupported crossing of Greenland.
Posted by SCE on September 15, 2006 3:12 PM