Arctic News and Events

This page will feature occasional news and events of interest to Arctic Club members.

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Ice Alive

Watch two new films about the Black and Bloom project on the Greenland Icecap. 

Spitsbergen Retraced - the Film

A year ago the Spitsbergen Retraced expedition returned from our successful crossing of the island.
Very sadly, Jamie Gardiner, Expedition Historian and Film Director, later died tragically in Norway. 
We remember Jamie as a keen mountaineer, true friend and talented film maker; he was the driving force behind this film. 

Spitsbergen Retraced - the Film (next showing 21 March 2018, Cambridge)

Will Hartz, James Lam and Liam Garrison

Polar Medals 2018 

The London Gazette on 26 January 2018 announced the award of the Polar Medal 2018 to four people 'for outstanding achievement and service to the United Kingdom in the field of polar research'. The awards related to the Arctic were to Dr Kevin Kerr NewshamJames Michael Stewart Wake and Nicholas Levers Cox. Congratulations to all, especially to Nick Cox, a long-standing member of the Arctic Club.


(Mike Lea "Vega Sund")