Six months ago I wrote about a new expedition idea on this website, asking women from across Europe and Arabia to join me on a ski journey to the North Pole. Nearly 1000 women got in touch and this week 12 of those women arrived in Iceland to meet each other for the first time.
The women are from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Slovenia, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Cyprus, France, Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Kingdom. Despite the fact that many of the team have never done anything like this before, the reason for bringing them to Iceland is to equip them with all the skills and knowledge they will need in order to travel in the winter environment.
We have a lot of work ahead of us and a long journey that begins when they all arrive!
You can follow our progress on the expedition website at www.euroarabianexpedition.com as well as on social media - Twitter @northpole2017 - Instagram @northpole2017 - Facebook