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Gareth Andrews

365 Days of Adventure

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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Crossing Greenland

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 […]

Gareth Andrews – Polar Expedition Day 22 to 25

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 […]

Gareth Andrews – Polar Expedition Day 21

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 […]

Gareth Andrews – Polar Expedition Day 16 to 20

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 […]

Gareth Andrews – Polar Expedition Day 12 to 15

Day 12 – 23km and 2300m, a great day. The same cold northwesterly wind but clear skies and good snow. We should reach the highest point of the ice sheet In 2 days then we’ll start to lose altitude again as we head for West Coast. All well, great team spirit. Off to fix my bindings […]

Gareth Andrews – Polar Expedition Day 7 to 11

Day 7 – Bitterly cold northwesterly wind this morning blowing strong, faded away around midday to very warm temperatures, forecast for drop in temp tomorrow -10. Team are all doing very well, a few aches, pains and blisters but otherwise well. 19km today and 1700m altitude gained so far. Love to all at home. G Day […]