South Pole 2007-08

Wednesday, 17 October 2007 00:00

4000 food items on the move

Out of all the items of equipment and supplies we need for the South Pole and Beyond, the food is above all else, the most complicated and time consuming to prepare. Not wanting to rely on supermarkets in southern Chile, and there will be no possible way to purchase key…
Tuesday, 23 October 2007 00:00

Final Phase to be filmed

Phase 1 – Crossing South Georgia will air on RTE from today for the next 4 weeks. We will be shooting the South Pole documentary and are hoping that RTE will continue to support us by commissioning our next phase of fulfilling Shackleton’s dream of reaching the South Pole and…
Tuesday, 23 October 2007 00:00

Sledge missing

We are urgently waiting for Clare’s sledge to arrive back from Greenland. Last seen at Old Camp in Kangerlussuaq her sled is reported to be in somewhere in Copenhagen, now over a month since we returned to Ireland. Key pieces of her equipment are missing, goggles, glasses, crevasse rescue gear…
Wednesday, 24 October 2007 00:00

Food and tech gear

We are still waiting on vital pieces of equipment to arrive from our suppliers all over the world:Drytech Food from Norway – HumanEdgeTech Batteries from Sweden – Abatel Solar panels from USA – Climbing & survival gear from England – Peglers Gaiters for boots from Wales – BrynigThanks to all…
Wednesday, 24 October 2007 00:00

BBC news coverage for expedition

The BBC interviewed Jonathon did before he arrived in Ireland to join the team. You can view the interview here
Friday, 26 October 2007 00:00

Paying tribute

On Friday 26th October, I went to visit The South Pole Inn with Jonathon in Anascaul, Co. Kerry to pay tribute to Tom Crean’s huge achievements on many of his Polar expeditions. It was a fitting way to embark on our adventures and remember those who have gone before us.In…
Sunday, 28 October 2007 00:00

Last minute equipment check

At the last minute we discovered our solar panels have been playing up and not producing the power we need to recharge our essential batteries for phones and cameras. Our supplier from HumanEdgeTech has moved mountains to ensure we will have power and shipped new panels to our base in…
Friday, 02 November 2007 00:00

And we are off!!

A grey and overcast day at Dublin airport, but inside things are much brighter as all our multicoloured equipment was spread out over the terminal floor, as we did some last minute repacking of our bags.Jonathon and Shaun meet up for the first time since the Greenland crossing, Clare is…
Sunday, 25 March 2007 00:00

Ski training in Norway

With the logistics taking up alot of time at the office getting everything ready and checking all scenario's for greenland and the South Pole this year, Skiing is a skill that needs to be second nature on these trips.Pat and Shaun headed out in Blizzard conditions to Sirdal where they…
Friday, 29 December 2006 00:00

Training with tyres in Kerry

Photo: 54kg (Clare) pulls 170 kgs of Limerick Christmas Pudding (Ger)Pat, Clare and Ger were out in Tomies woods yesterday to try out their new hobby for the next 8 months..pulling tyres. Clare said "I tryed them first up the Gap last week but the tarmac was a bit of…
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