ARCTIC CHARITY CHALLENGE
Arctic Charity Challenge – outstanding challenge on Svalbard, home to the most northerly settlement on earth. A must for any aspiring adventurer.
Fly to the most northerly settlement on earth for this 12 day Arctic Charity Challenge that includes a 7 day full on remote arctic wilderness expedition on the island of Spitsbergen.
- No previous experience of cross country skiing or winter camping required
- It’s May, it’s Svalbard, midnight sun time and also Polar Bear territory
- All specialist equipment provided; tents, cooking, skis, pulks, etc…
- Extremely experienced and professional Guides; full support pre-trek
Norway’s archipelago of Svalbard lies high inside the Arctic Circle (latitude 78° North). We fly into Longyearbyen from where this Arctic Charity Challenge begins with a fast boat ride to Spitsbergen. Once on the island, complete with Huskies, the expedition is on its own for 7 days on cross country touring skis; this is Polar Bear territory.
If you are looking for something truly memorable, certainly challenging, different and yet without the full skills of a cross country skier or arctic winter camper, then look no further.
Not for you? Try our other Arctic Challenge – Finnmark Arctic Challenge
There are no roads, villages or people on Spitsbergen, just a sheer white beautiful arctic landscape. It can be extreme and this is also Polar Bear territory.
Whilst it is not essential to have previous cross country skiing and arctic winter camping experience, it would be an advantage. The Guides leading this are professionals. They live and breath this environment.
Having arrived in Longyearbyen, you spend two nights preparing before departing by fast boat to be dropped off on the sea ice on Spitsbergen. From here, the expedition is alone venturing into the unspoilt white wilderness. The professional and experienced Guides will teach you everything you need to know as you progress across this stunning sheer white arctic frozen landscape. It is truly spectacular.
All of the equipment is pulled in lightweight pulks, each weighing about 30kg. Huskies are utilised to assist where necessary, they are incredible dogs. The pace of movement is controlled to that of the whole group and you camp where ever the Guide feels like it! You will be taught how to set up camp, cook, etc.. everything you need to know.
This is a serious trip in a serious environment but has resilience and flexibility with professional Guides to keep you on the right track.
Some training for expeditions to the North Pole take place here.