My next big project is a scientific expedition going through the Arctic Circle by dogsleds during the last week of March. I am very excited !!! 😉
So why this crazy idea of going in the middle of nowhere, when the day light is only few hours a day and the maximum temperature is by -20°C and below (the coldest I have ever been)? Well, first to challenge myself and secondly to participate to a cause that concern all of us, Global Warming.
The expedition’s purpose is to study and eventually educate people across the globe about the micro effects global warming is having on our culture, lifestyle and day to day activities. As part of a small team, we will go with a Geography graduate and teacher Nigel Garner, responsible for the research project. We will explore up to 500km by dogsleds, high into the Mountains and deep into the National Park of Sarek (Sweden) to gather weather data (record the snow, ice and weather conditions) in order to compare actual measurements with prediction and records from the closest weather station’s data.
The journey is organised by Mel Andrews and all the gear and the trained dogs will be provided by the MAD House Husky Tour company.
But.. what will be my role?
Everyone on the expedition will be given a role they are responsible for in addition to being a team member and looking after the dogs, camp and each other. We will be four people, there will be the guide (Mel), Nigel our scientist a doctor and me responsible for the radio communication. Some of the tasks will be to ensure we maintain comms between the team and base camp and to give base camp regular updates or the teams location, plan and condition and to receive weather warnings etc. I am also preparing myself on making a documentary of the all trip.
Follow my progress below 😉