Under a blood red sky we cross Oman from North to South through deserts, towns and cities. A contrast to my ice expeditions but time spent well with a good group of friends – we also connected to schools involved with the 3 countries education programme of which you can access here;
ON THIS DATE IN 1916
Easter Monday, 24 April, 1916, the ‘James Caird’ lifeboat was launched from Elephant Island for its journey to South Georgia island. Aboard were six men—Tom Crean, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Tim McCarthy, Henry McNish, John Vincent & Frank Worsley.
I have just returned home from Yorkshire in the UK – the area I was in is very open moor land with rolling hills – lovely views and …rain! and lot’s of it!
The Expedition 8848 badges have arrived. I will be using 10 of the 50 ordered for my clothing and equipment – the other 40 will still go on expedition with me and will be carried to the summit of Everest in 2019. When I get back I intend to run a competition to win the badges along with signed photographs from the trip for all the schools / Scouts who have signed up for the journey.
So keep following and let me know hat you think of the badges. http://www.expedition8848.com
A good friend, Ryan Scarratt and myself decided to walked over 300 miles from the North to the South of Iceland as part of The University of Warwick / UK education programme. We carried our equipment in a one wheeled trailer attached to a waist harness – designed by MONOWALKER DESIGN
You can read more about the journey here – let me know what you think!
100 Women: ‘Record number’ of Nepalese women climbing Everest this season
Everest has seen a domination of male climbers and guides over the years but this season there is a record number of females who are facing the challenge; read the article here and share if you can.
Let me know your thoughts.
On the BBC online site today there is a great article aimed at young girls from space scientists – the ladies inspiring quotes are below and you can click on the page below too.Enjoy and share if you can.
This is a post I wrote in May 2016 about the complications of trying to launch an expedition to the North Pole – as a new audience of students and teachers I thought you might like to read the Post Expedition Report. M.Wood
It’s frustrating trying to plan a polar expedition when you can’t find the snow! In 2016 we had incredible problems launching an expedition to the North Geographic Pole – the article that was written about this was called Plan D, which I will post later this week. The main problem we faced trying to get to the Pole was the unstable thin ice or no ice at all which happened during the hottest season ever recorded.