A Chara, céad míle fáilte roimh duit! Final kit check completed….bags re-packed six times 🙂 ……checked-in and printed boarding passes off…. I guess it is time to get myself to Svalbard again for some more polar training! Having completed my basic and advance polar expedition training last month in Svalbard, it is time to use … More Polar Expedition Training: Svalbard April 2017
Having completed the basic polar expedition training it was time to tackle the advance polar training. We would take the knowledge and skills learned to date and further develop these. We would also undergo immersion and hypothermia training to allow us to gain an insight into potential scenarios that could be encountered on an expedition … More Advanced Polar Expedition Training: Ice Warrior Project
It seems an age since I commenced my training last November in Dartmoor with Ice Warrior Project for the #Lastpole expedition but finally the day arrived and I set off for the Arctic circle and Svalbard. It was an early start and I was up at 3am to be chauffeured, thanks mum 🙂 , to … More Basic Polar Expedition Training: Ice Warrior Project
So mission accomplished and I had my dip in the arctic on St. Patrick’s Day (17 March)…no chance of finding any snakes to banish round these parts 🙂 Unfortunately there was no sea ice close to the costs of Longyearbyen in Svalbard so we had to scout out a suitable access to the sea. The lack … More Special Olympics Ireland: Polar Plunge Update
It’s been a while since I last posted as I have been busy getting prepared for our two weeks of fast approaching polar training in Svalbard. I will fly out this Saturday 04th March and return back to Ireland on Monday 20th March. I will put up a couple of posts about my preparation and the training we undertake … More Special Olympics Ireland: Polar Plunge
As the days and weeks of my preparation continue I have found that the same questions tend to pop-up when discussing #Lastpole with people. So I thought it would be a good idea to post up some FAQ’s and answers….. Q1. How many North Poles are there? A1. There are four! Geographic North Pole 90°N A … More #Lastpole: Frequently Asked Questions
The first real test to see if I would be a suitable fit with Ice Warrior’s #Lastpole expedition was to attend their Expedition Core Skills course in Dartmoor. So having booked and paid up my course fee Jim emailed out the joining instructions and kit recommendation. Jim also circulated an introduction email to the group so … More Ice Warrior Expedition Core Skills
Hello everyone, welcome to my first post! Céad míle fáilte romhaibh go léir! After many hours scratching my head, colourful language and numerous beers to help the creative process 🙂 I finally decided to go live. It has been a steep learning curve on this whole blog creation process, so hopefully everything works as it should. … More My Journey to the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility!