March 24, 2010
In preparation for my Antarctica expedition, I completed a weeks winter training in Norway over February half term. This involved me learning how to cross country ski whilst hauling my own sledge and camping out in temperatures down to -25○C. When we woke up the next morning, it was so cold that there was ice on the inside of the tent and even our toothpaste had frozen! I’ve realised I’ve got lots of strength to build before I’ll be able to pull the weight I need comfortably – so lots of trips to the gym are in order! The next training will be in the summer holidays in the Lake District, where we do our final preparation before we set off for Antarctica in November.