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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 17:10

Shaking It Up At Our Shakedown Training

One of our favorite adventures isn't at the top or bottom of the world (though Svalbard is pretty close!) but is is all about how you GET to the top or bottom of the world. If you are looking for a good adventure, even if you have no aspirations of traveling to the North or South Poles, our Polar Shakedown Training can shake up your life in all sorts of good ways. Here are five "Shakedown Shakeups" that will put this training on your bucket list. 

Thursday, 08 March 2018 21:36

 

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 17:05

Polar Expedition Eating 101

Expedition food isn’t always known for being the most delicate or delicious. The ultimate goal is to provide your body with the fuel it needs to keep performing optimally (stay warm and energized) throughout the day. This means eating a mixture of fast burning and slow-burning calories at regular intervals throughout the day. Here are the basics. READ MORE...

Arguably the most important piece of kit you have regardless of activity, is your Footwear. This is no different when traveling in the polar regions. Blisters and frostbite can happen quickly and turn an otherwise thrilling expedition into an ordeal. Here’s what you need to know… 

In addition to all of the other challenges involved with traveling in the Polar Regions, the conditions can take a serious toll on your electronics. This can be dangerous; if your camera is frozen up or your batteries are dead, how will you get the shot of your buddy being dragged helplessly along by the dogsled to send to all his friends? After all, If there isn’t a picture of it, it didn’t happen. 

Here are some tips, tricks, and recommendations for caring for your electronics in the cold.

Graeme Shankland is 56, married with two grown up children, lives in London and has worked in finance all his working life.  He currently has his own private equity business, Caird Capital, investing in UK companies in a broad range of sectors.  He has a passion for the Antarctic and is a keen supporter and admirer of Ernest Shackleton. Graeme was kind enough to share some insights from his experience as a first-time polar explorer, skiing the last degree to the South Pole with PolarExplorers.

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