Arctic News and Events
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Arthur Beale are holding a talk on 27th April 19:00 by Jane Maufe and David Scott Cowper titled The Frozen Frontier about navigating the most northerly route of the North West Passage. See the link for details. The book will be available on the night and from the website.
The Polar Medal has been awarded to eight people 'for outstanding achievement and service to the United Kingdom in the field of polar research'. The awards related to the Arctic were to Myrtle Simpson, Professor Peter Nienow, Professor Paul Smith and Stephen King.
Congratulations to all, especially to Myrtle, a long-standing member of the Arctic Club, and the Scottish Arctic Club.
We are delighted to report that David Hempleman-Adams has been awarded the KCVO, Knight Commander of the Victorian Order in the 2017 New Year's Honours List.
Many congratulations to Joseph Cook for his prestigious Rolex Award for Enterprise for the Ice Alive project on glaciers in Greenland.
THE ULTIMATE SKI CHALLENGE IN BEAUTIFUL GREENLAND
11th – 20th April 2017
More information and to register interest: www.icemanpolar.com
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Whether competing for the fastest time, or taking part for pure enjoyment of this unique and exciting ski race, the Iceman Polar challenge is a guaranteed unforgettable adventure – the only one of its kind in the world.
The 2016 landmark Iceman Polar race tested competitors’ resilience and stamina as they faced -20°C temperatures and camped in snow storms amid the pristine and remote white landscapes of the High Arctic, Hurry Fjord and Liverpool Land Mountains.
Race participants demonstrated enthusiasm and great spirits over the five-day event, skiing over sea ice studded with icebergs, through alpine-esque mountain valleys and across glaciers under brilliant blue skies.
Bordered by the world’s largest frozen fjord and biggest National Park, the setting for the Iceman Polar challenge is a dramatically beautiful polar landscape that photographs can only hint at. See the Video.
Enter as a team of 3 or 4, or sign up as a pair or individual www.icemanpolar.com
Previous Events online
Broadcast: Poetry from Greenland
Broadcast on Radio 3 (The Verb) on Friday 11 December.
Conference: Responding to a changing Arctic
Organised by The Foundation for Science and Technology.
(Mike Lea "Vega Sund")