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Polar expedition

17/04/2018
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Euro-Arabian Polar Expedition: Day III

Follow the team’s adventure <Previous Page          Next Page> Linsay Wilson, Euro-Arabian Polar Expedition Press Officer: ‘Due to a communication glitch, the team and I didn’t manage to speak on our scheduled call last night. I know you will be disappointed to hear this.  I hope we will be successful this evening in our communication.’ DAY 3 PHONECAST: IT issues continue to plague daily reports. Natasa (right) confidently rocking her Deep Heat jacket in -20 We are proud to have supported this expedition with highly specialised cold-weather polar clothing... Read More

15/04/2018
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Montane Supported Euro-Arabian Polar Expedition Under way

Follow the team’s adventure <Previous Page          Next Page>   An all-female team of explorers – lead by ex-Team Montane Athlete – intend to ski to the Geographic North Pole in a bid to raise environmental, political and social awareness. Lead by veteran polar explorer and ex-Team Montane Sponsored Athlete Felicity Ashton MBE, the Euro-Arabian Polar Expedition is an all-female team from all around the globe aiming to reach the Geographic North Pole by ski. If successful, many of the team will be the first of their... Read More

15/03/2018
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Montane Spine Race Organiser Sets New World Record

Scott Gilmour, organiser of the Montane Spine Race and old friend of Montane was recently part of a 3 man British expedition that set a new speed record for an unsupported crossing the world’s largest (by volume) freshwater lake, Siberia’s Lake Baikal. The team covered a distance of around 640km (497 miles) in 12 12 days, 21 hours and 13 minutes, finishing on Wednesday 14 March at 02:08 local time. The trio beat the previous record of 13 days and 16 hours, set by Kevin Vallely and Ray Zahab in 2010,... Read More

13/01/2018
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Vinson III: Low Camp to High Camp

< Previous Page          Next Page > Getting Higher. Getting Colder. Today we climbed from Low Camp to High Camp. The route started out once more along the Branscomb Glacier. Relatively flat easy walking for the first hour. From there we headed up a steepish ridge, approx. 40 to 45deg to a plateau at High Camp. It was pretty easy climbing with hard packed snow underfoot. There were fixed ropes in place up the ridge which we could clip in to for safety but a pretty easy... Read More

12/01/2018
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Vinson II: Base Camp to Low Camp

< Previous Page          Next Page > What Time Is It? The first thing to get use to down here in Antarctica (or maybe the second, after the cold) is the sun. At this time of year it doesn’t set, it just does circles above your head. With 24hr daylight it really doesn’t matter what time zone you work off. All time zones merge at the South Pole so you can pick anything. Although we are working off the same time zone as Chile. Saves adjusting our... Read More