Introducing a guest post from Dr Gareth Andrews, our polar exploring anaesthetist. Gareth has come up with an awesome challenge for the year and one that will make his endurance training and strength and conditioning at the Basecamp worthwhile. This really is an awesome, clever and adventurous challenge. Read on:
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Who are you? Kate Gunby How old are you? 42 What are you passionate about? Holidays, my cats, not screwing over the planet Why Joe’s Basecamp? Originally because it was just round the corner from me. I joined as I needed to improve my fitness for a grand canyon kayak trip. I’d written gyms off […]
A Guest Post by Joes Basecamp adventurer Hayley Talbot, as she goes on a mission and traverses the Western Arthurs solo The Western Arthurs in the south western wilds of Tasmania has one hell of a reputation, and she didn’t disappoint.
Here is some of the inspiring story and some stunning photo’s of Gareth Andrews crossing of Greenland. Gareth Andrews, after going through a strenuous functional, goal specific strength and conditioning program with us, achieved his goal of an unsupported crossing of the polar icecap that covers Greenland. On Friday the 12th of August he will be […]
On Friday 13th at 9:20am Jaco Ottink stood on top of the world on the summit of Everest at 8848m, what an amazing feat, this is the final of Jaco’s quest for the seven summits. Here is the final wrap up and photo’s from Jaco, written in the words of Daan:
Final pictorial report from Gareth Andrews, Joe’s Basecamps intrepid polar adventurer. We are all very happy and very proud of Gareths awesome achievement. Glad we could help contribute in such a fantastic adventure.
Day 22 – WEST COAST MOUNTAINS! Just peeping over horizon, a very welcome sight and a real boost for the team. Woke to freezing temperatures a real bonus Ice sheet completely frozen, we were like ducklings on a frozen pond, skis arms legs poles going everywhere very amusing. Slushy snow but holding together Saw the ice […]
Day 21 – The final chapter, entering what should be our final week on ice sheet, we’ll find out if we’re going to make it across and whether I should have Brought a snorkel instead of crampons, We’re at 1600m and snow slushy rained yesterday hasn’t dropped below freezing in 2 days. The storms were incredible […]
Day 16 – met a Norwegian team going from Kangerlussuaq to Isortoq on East Coast, gave us some info on conditions on west coast, warm and wet, not great news. We might have to swim the last part. Great day 33km all the lads putting in a huge effort to make the distance. Beautiful icy fog […]
Jaco after all his training at Joe’s Basecamp is now getting high on the Everest as he acclimatizes ready for his summit push. Read the next thrilling installment: