In August 1923, four members of Oxford University pioneered the East-West crossing of the unexplored Eastern Spitsbergen in Svalbard by ski and sled.
Their pioneering endeavour captured the spirit of early Arctic exploration – determination, physical endurance and intellectual curiosity.
Ninety-three years later, five members of the same university will repeat the groundbreaking trip entirely unsupported and seeking out previously unclimbed routes in the surrounding mountains. Using and comparing original diary entries and photos from 1923, the aim of the expedition is to scientifically research biodiversity, increase the awareness of the region and show how the glacial landscape has changed.
They leave in July 2016.
Adventure Uncovered will be documenting their adventure and their findings in a three-part series, commencing with training in just under two weeks’ time..
To find out more go to svalbard2016.com
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