The lighter the loads that the Ice Team will be carrying, the faster and further they can travel, meaning the more data they can gather along their route.

We are using re-supplies to ensure the Ice Team remain as agile as possible. Due to the large amounts of scientific equipment, sledge weights will still exceed 100kg.

On each of the re-supplies, the intention is that a Kenn Borek Air Twin Otter plane will set off from Resolute Bay, land at one of the two Ice Bases and re-fuel, before flying the remaining distance to the Ice Team position. If ice and weather conditions are good the plane will land, hand over food and other supplies to the Ice Team, and collect back-up scientific and image data (stored on compact flash cards). They will then fly back to Ice Base 1 to re-fuel before heading back to the Forward Operating Base at Resolute. If the Twin Otter can’t land at the Ice Team position then supplies will be dropped by air.

Route blog posts
Headline Test
Posted by Pen Hadow
You know you’re making progress North when…...more
Sunday, 15th February 2009
Mission driven
Posted by Pen Hadow
Of a bewildering array of thoughts swimming around in my head today, one has struck for the surface, indicative of the gel that holds us together....more
Monday, 02nd February 2009
Doc Martin
Posted by Dominic Hilton
The office is a hive of activity today......more
Thursday, 29th January 2009
Posted by Tori Taylor
The clock keeps ticking and with every strike we draw closer to the date when Pen, Ann and Martin will leave 'us' the support team, in the UK to embark on the survey of our lifetimes....more
Monday, 26th January 2009
Travelling back
Posted by Ann Daniels
As I travel back from Qikiqtarjuaq I reflect on another adventure in the magnificent Arctic. A memory to treasure when I can no longer travel to the ends of the earth!...more
Wednesday, 21st January 2009

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