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Arctic Expedition

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Last year, the guys sailed 11,000 kilometres in a 10 metre sailboat from Scotland to Alaska stopping at various points to open new big-wall routes on cliffs that jutted straight out of the ocean.

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Arctic Dreams Video

Arctic Dreams Video

In June 2012, four very excited South Africans and one grumpy Scottish sea dog set sail for the adventure of their lives.

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Arctic Expedition slideshow dates

The Arctic Dreams crew are doing slideshows around the country over the next couple of months.

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Video: Arctic Dreams Teaser

In June 2012, four very excited South Africans and one grumpy Scottish sea dog set sail for the adventure of their lives.

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First tracks on the Polar Molar

We chose as our goal one of Bob’s secret unclimbed walls which we’ve been calling the Polar Molar for it’s tooth-like appearance and pearly-white enamel surface.

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The almost-but-not-quite-impossible wall

After a few days rest we picked out a potential line on Impossible Wall and packed our haulbags: 80 litres of water, 100 cans of food and a mountain of hardware and ropes, over 300 kg in total.

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Party in Disko Bay

The next day we woke up early and headed northwards through the iconic Disko Bay, home of the largest glacier on the west coast of Greenland.

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The Arctic O

We have just penetrated the arctic circle. This means we are now north of 66.3 degrees latitude, the point at which the sun never sets on the summer solstice (June 21). Weather has been misty and drizzly for the last few weeks, but Bob assures us this means we have 10-15 good days coming up. […]

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Arctic Expedition – Atlantic Crossed!

Stage 1 of our adventure is now complete. We have crossed the Atlantic and have reached Greenland.

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First cruise on Dodo’s Delight

Quote of the day came from Andrew when he said, “we should turn before we hit the rocks”…

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