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On The Edge

On The Edge

On 26 November, we will be talking about our adventures over the last four years and the recent expedition across Canada in particular at the On the Edge event organized by the Transglobe Expedition Trust at the Royal Geographical Society! It’s a massive honour for us to be invited to us and other amazing people, […]

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Next town – Arviat

Next town – Arviat

Located 40 minutes away by plane from Churchill, Manitoba, Arviat is the southernmost community on the Nunavut mainland, and it is the next town that Ben and Natalia will pass through. The charming Canadian town will be an opportunity for them to fill up on supplies to keep on going strong on their journey. Arviat […]

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The road so far – Feb 6, 2015

The road so far – Feb 6, 2015

20 days already into the second part of the Canada Cetaphill Challenge, Ben and Natália have been courageously enduring the harsh weather and sloppy terrain. Leaving friends and family in Winninpeg, their basecamp, in January 16, the couple hopped on their sleds carrying each no more than 80Kg of equipment and food that should last […]

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Slowly getting further north

Slowly getting further north

As I commented in a post some time ago, this has to be the hardest cycling either Natalia or myself have ever done. Aside from the extreme cold, which at worst has reached -41C with windchill, the bikes are heavily loaded with gas, food, camping equipment and clothes. So we do really feel like the […]

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Cetaphil Arctic Canada challenge – days 4-6

Cetaphil Arctic Canada challenge – days 4-6

Slow but steady progress over last few days. Slowly but surely we are increasing the daily pace, from 50 to 65 to 80km in a day. The conditions have been mild – just -4c at lowest though today we had a minor blizzard that decreased visibility so it actually got a bit dangerous at the […]

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Cetahil Arctic-Canada Challenge: Days 2-3

Cetahil Arctic-Canada Challenge: Days 2-3

 Sunday 21st – Monday 22nd December Winnipeg/MB – Woodlands/MB Over our rest day we managed to get Natalia’s bike repaired and also, another thing that we had seen in the course of the first day, we decided that our panniers needed a bit of reorganization: the items that we needed to get to quickly – […]

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Cetaphil Arctic-Canada Challenge: Day 1

Cetaphil Arctic-Canada Challenge: Day 1

Route: Emerson/MB – Winnipeg/MB Date: 20/12/2014           Temp.: -6ºC       Wind: Sul 20km/h     Windchill: -12ºC The first official day of our journey across Canada! It was always meant to be a test day as we were travelling from the US border to Winnipeg, where our HQ has been based for the last couple of weeks. A good opportunity […]

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Packing everything for the bike

Packing everything for the bike

Almost ready to go! Since arriving in Canada it has been pretty busy. We have had to stock up on about 160 days’ worth of food stocks, get our bikes ready, make sure the tent is okay and get our tent floor sorted out. Multiple trips to various shops… MEC in particular for additional camping […]

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Getting ready to go…

Getting ready to go…

Time flies, especially when things have been as busy as they have over past few weeks. Since completing the Daylong Challenge South America, we have been working full time towards the Cetaphil Arctic-Canada Challenge. In this five-month expedition we will travel by cycle then ski across Canada, from the US border to the northernmost settlement […]

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The Cetaphil Arctic-Canada Challenge

The Cetaphil Arctic-Canada Challenge

Following our training for the 360 Extremes Expedition in Arctic Canada, we are currently travelling 2,175 miles across Canada this winter with the Cetaphil Arctic Canada Challenge. We are cycling and then skiing from the southern border with the United States to the northernmost active settlement of Resolute Bay. Follow us for here as we head north through […]

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