8848 – BADGES

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

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ICELAND: 2015

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!

Mark

http://markwoodexplorer.com/expeditions/iceland-2015/

 

 

North Geographic Pole expedition – Plan D (old post)

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

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Chasing the Snow

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.

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The Guardian article; Inuit oral historian who pointed the way to Franklin shipwrecks dies aged 58

A moving article in The Guardian newspaper online today of a real true hero of exploration – the unsung heroes that achieve great ness but remain under the radar of the media – through their own choice. Enjoy the article here as a memory of the man and the incredible Franklin expedition.

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Mark

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/29/inuit-oral-historian-who-pointed-way-to-franklin-shipwrecks-dies-aged-58