After a week of training the Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition team in all the vital skills of polar travel it was time to test what they had learned! We travelled to Langjokull (Long Glacier), one of the largest glaciers in Iceland for a mini-expedition on the ice.
The team have spent five days on the glacier, camping in tents on the snow and travelling together on skis while pulling sledges. They have done extremely well and, although we still have a lot more work to do until we are ready to face the North Pole, it has been a solid start and the team have exceeded all my expectations. More importantly the group has bonded extremely well. There are lots of smiles, lots of laughter and a really special camaraderie. I couldn't be more proud!