Svalbard Polar Primer 2022

Participants learn the ropes of polar travel, cold management, safety and navigation. March 16 to 20, 2022

Raffi Sarkissien
Andy Low
Andy Low
Ciaran Murray
Ciaran Murray
Hugo Murray
Hugo Murray
David Headon
Daniel Heon
Tomás García
Icetrek Team Heath Jamieson
Heath Jamieson. IPGA Polar Expedition Guide
Mardi Philips. Trainee Guide
1 1A2A2820A Must Courtesy Petter Nyquist Not For Third Party
Eric Philips. IPGA Polar Expedition Guide

Trip Summary


#5: trip completed

2022-03-21 09:20:27am
An uneventful ski back to Camp Barentz and the waiting bus was entirely atypical of our 2022 Svalbard Polar Primer. We really did have everything the Arctic can offer -… Continue reading

#4: Day trip

2022-03-20 07:22:00am
The strong winds forecast overnight turned out to be mere puffs compared with the previous nights gale. Under a blue sky we left camp for a day trip up the… Continue reading

#3: Storm

2022-03-19 07:10:00am
The storm hit just before 11pm but I was sleeping. I woke with a massive gust on the tent to find Mardi with her back against the tent wall, bracing… Continue reading

#2: a different day

2022-03-18 06:35:00am
Snow was pattering on the roof at 6am, by 8 it was blowing hard and visibility dropped. I was keen to move camp but conditions were thwarting us again. From… Continue reading

#1: Svalbard Polar Primer kicks off

2022-03-17 06:39:00am
Our new all-male team arrived a couple of days ago and after a day of prep (and a welcome dinner at Kroa) we took the bus 10km out to Camp… Continue reading
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