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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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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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Audio Dispatch

Audio Dispatch

A dispatch has been posted

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Countdown continues

Countdown continues

Penultimate night at our base before we head down to the border. Getting the bike panniers all sorted out for the next three weeks or so of cycling – plenty of provisions to take, as well as all of our polar clothes, camping, cycling, photographic and communications equipment to take, so we’ll be pretty heavy […]

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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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Reflections and goodbyes

Reflections and goodbyes

We had a brief week at Iqaluit before heading south from the Canadian Arctic down to Winnipeg and then Brazil. We were able to catch up with Sarah and Matty McNair and chat about our journey, and also see our friends Rene and Danielle again. As just before going up north we stayed with Danielle, […]

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Day 16: Back to Iqaluit

Day 16: Back to Iqaluit

The morning of our last day in the Auyuittuq region was spent getting our stuff ready, speaking with the Parks staff and also chatting with the team that passed us on the penultimate day of trekking. They were booked in to the flight for the following day, though were desperate to leave early so one […]

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Day 15: the Grand Entrance

Day 15: the Grand Entrance

The final morning just outside Pang was again slightly sombre. I was a little tired – there had been a bit of a storm over night that cause me to wake up as the wind battered the tent again, though fortunately it all kept together. Nobody wants to be made tent-less even only just a […]

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