Svalbard preparations

Posted 3rd April 2015

Today, as we wait for conditions in the North Pole to clear so that the plane can take off, the team has been making final preparations for the trek in Svalbard. The admin is finished, the sledges are packed and the kits are checked, ready for all conditions.

Tent preparations


The team has also undertaken some ski training and been fully briefed in the safety aspect of the trek. We divided the group into 3 sleep teams/sled teams.

Temperatures on the trek reach -50 degrees Celsius


Each team will share a tent, cooking duties, admin, safety and communications. 

The sledges ready to go


Team 1: Alan, Lewis and Gary

Team 2: Charlie, Danny and James

Team 3: Wayne, Josh and Yves

Charlie, Danny and Yves

Charlie, Danny and Yves in Svalbard


We are all very excited about hitting the ice and starting out on our epic adventure! Stay tuned to the blog for our daily team audio diary, starting tomorrow.


The team rocking Cutler and Gross sunglasses


Y.CO would like to extend special thanks to all our Sponsors, in particular our Sledge Partners: Evolution, Boston, Luerssen, National Marine, Freedom Maritime, Marine Guard, Veritas, Pinmar, Blohm+Voss and Feadship. Thanks also to Y.CO brand partner Cutler and Gross for kitting the team out in sunglasses.



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