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.
Continue reading “@Shackleton Exhibition post”
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!
Continue reading “3 mountains later”
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.
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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.
Continue reading “BBC article; Tips for girls from space scientists”
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
Continue reading “North Geographic Pole expedition – Plan D (old post)”
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.
Continue reading “Chasing the Snow”
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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The first of April in the UK is April fools day which “legally” allows you to play a prank on your friends – as long as it’s before 12 noon.
On April 1st 2018 at 12.01 pm I am launching the education program for our Mount Everest Ascent Expedition in 2019. On the 1st April 2019 at 12.01pm I will meet the camera team and together we will make our way to Everest Base Camp (EBC) to begin our ascent – see previous blog on this; https://markwoodexplorerjournal.com/2018/03/10/a-reason-to-climb/
For the first time in my exploration career I have the luxury of a 12 month build up where we can really focus on the documentary and education program.
Continue reading “12 months 2 Go”