Monthly Archives: March 2013

  • Iceland Training

    March 19, 2013

    Iceland Training

    Two weeks of training in Iceland culminated in a great photo of all three teams and support crew flanked by two “beasts” from Arctic Trucks. More photos from Iceland can be found in our Gallery

  • The Icelandic Journey Comes To An End

    March 19, 2013

    Arctic Trucks

    At 11:05am we loaded all of our luggage on the “bus” i.e. the giant ex-mobile missile platform! Once all the luggages were on board, we all climbed in and took our seats ready for the two hours ride to the Airport in Keflavik, Iceland. 30 minutes into the ride a familiar song breaks out for …
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  • Long Journey Home

    March 17, 2013

    Mark Wise

    It might be a little too much nostalgia or a longing to return to the ice but I am sitting in Keflavik airport amongst new friends waiting to board our return flight to London.  The pulks are gone, the skis, bindings, team kit, and harnesses the same.  Our Helly Hansen gear has also left and …
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  • Feeling Blessed…

    March 15, 2013

    Team US

    It’s our last night in Iceland. We have sent off all our kit and just finished watching a couple of films made by the guides on their different expeditions. All this got me thinking. I have found out some life altering news and with the culmination of this trip and the looming cut that is …
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  • Amazing Training Expedition.

    March 15, 2013

    Team Glenfiddich final day

    Well, what a great 5 days on the glacier we experienced! It’s something different everyday. Day 1 The start was all up hill, so really difficult when you are pulling your pulk and you’re on skis. It was just a short blast (8km) to break us in gently into our routine of getting the tent up, cooking …
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  • Back From The Glacier After Five Days

    March 14, 2013

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    After five amazing days on the Glacier and fine tuning our polar skills, we returned to the lodge and gathered for a meal fit for kings & queens and celebrate our journey and successful Icelandic adventure. We all told our great Glacier war stories, admitted some of our less brilliant moments and laughed at all …
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  • Warm Welcome At The Promote Iceland Reception

    March 12, 2013

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    We would like express our sincere thanks to the managing director of Promote Iceland, Jøn Asbergsson and for providing the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Teams with warm hospitality and a traditional Icelandic meal at the beginning of their training on the Langjokull Glacier. Promote Iceland is a public-private partnership established to achieve the …
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  • Team Glenfiddich Jason Wilkes and Duncan Slater reporting from the officers’ mess

    March 12, 2013

    Jason prepares food

    [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/82887461″ params=”color=ff0000&auto_play=false&player_type=artwork” width=” 300″ height=”300″ iframe=”false” /] After two great long days on the snow covering about 27Km on the first day and 18Km on the second, three mates are enjoying a fine meal cooked by Jason Wilkes from Team Glenfiddich. “Up in the glacier living the dream. We’re here in the officers’ mess! …
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  • Expedition Doctor Dan Roiz De Sa reports his busy day catching up with the Teams

    March 11, 2013

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    [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/82887797″ params=”color=ff0000&auto_play=false&player_type=artwork” width=” 300″ height=”300″ iframe=”false” /] The expedition doctor Dan Roiz De Sa talks about how each team member has been putting up with the difficulties of pulling sledge continuously on the ice after their second long day on the Glacier. “Everyone is in pretty good spirit. It has been quite an eye-opener to …
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  • Ed Parker updates the Audio Diary from the US Team tent with Ivan Castro and Therese Frentz.

    March 11, 2013

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    [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/83775943″ params=”color=ff0000&auto_play=false&player_type=artwork” width=” 300″ height=”300″ iframe=”false” /] Team US members Ed Parker, Ivan Castro and Therese Frentz talk about their feelings after a couple of days on the ice while sharing a tent on the chilly Langjokull Glacier. Unluckily the reception was very bad up there, and it cut off as Ivan started talking. …
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