Monday, April 26, 2010

Adventdalen, Svalbard

BSES has a tradition of splitting their expeditions into fires (a group of people that are able to comfortably sit around a fire). For this expedition each fire was 6 or 7 YEs (young explorers) and two leaders. Every fire was named after a Svalbard native- Isbjorn (polar bear), Polar Rev (arctic fox) and Rein (reindeer). For phase one of the expedition Zoe and I led Polar Rev, consisting of Flora, Steph, James, Fraser, Edd and Matt. Ignoring the fact that none of us really had any idea what we were doing Polar Rev decided to set out from base camp immediately to make a 10 day bid for the east coast. With brave hearts, wills of steel, 50 tonnes of hot cereal start and plenty of strength and honour we set out into Adventdalen.

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