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Arctic Terns and Glacial Panoramas

After flying north to Trondheim, then south to Oslo, then back north again, we touched down in Svalbard at midnight last night. As we approached this remote arctic archipelago the entire plane was glued to the windows, staring out at the vast icy world below, bathed in a silvery light
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Arctic Terns and Glacial Panoramas

  After flying north to Trondheim, then south to Oslo, then back north again, we touched down in Svalbard at midnight last night. As we approached this remote arctic archipelago the entire plane was glued to the windows, staring out at the vast icy world below, bathed in a silver
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Arctic Terns and Glacial Panoramas

After flying north to Trondheim, then south to Oslo, then back north again, we touched down in Svalbard at midnight last night. As we approached this remote arctic archipelago the entire plane was glued to the windows, staring out at the vast icy world below, bathed in a silvery light
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Rookies and Rifles

  It feels like a long time coming, but Jaime, PG and I have finally come together for the first time.  I flew from New Zealand, and Jaime from Canada, and we have spent the past 5 days at PGs home in Molde, Norway. I was maxed out with 30kgs of checked luggage and another 16kgs
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Update from Norway, Polar Ice, Lendal Paddles and Bear Defence

Two rifles lay next to a bear defence fence
Just an update from me in Norway with some pictures The ice in Svalbard is now starting to break up, it has been a slow start in some ways to the start of the summer, though now the ice is really retreating, the team is feeling strong that this will be a good year for the attempt. In
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Kayaks, Gear, and Food on the Way to Svalbard

On the 19th of May, in the dark of an arctic spring night, MS  Malmö came into port in Molde Norway on its way from Gotenburg Sweden to Svalbard. In its hold where our 3 kayaks (Zegul Arrow Empowers), safely stowed, that had been transported all the way from Sweden (thanks to Zegul Ka
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WE DID IT, THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT WITH OUR GIVE A LITTLE PROJECT!

  WE ARE ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR SVALBARD! Our Fundraiser hit its target of $20,000NZD yesterday, we are blown away by the support. A huge “THANKS” to the 79 pledges from around the world that made it possible! Marco Venturini Debby Schweitzer Ben Clancy Lou, Sarah, Oliver
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Supporting the Adventure – Go Orange

Way back in the summer of 2008-2009 I worked my first season in Fiordland, guiding kayaking trips for a company which was then called Fiordland Wilderness Experiences. I was a whitewater paddler and they taught me how to guide, forming the base of my sea kayak skills that I have today
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Help Us Raise the Last Funds to Pull this Trip Off.

Due to the complexity of any arctic expedition we are predicting an overall cost of $80,000 NZD in expenses, comprising of food, travel, permits, insurance and equipment. We have a good chunk of these expenses covered through personal finances and equipment sponsorship, but we still n
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