Arctic Expeditions Noticeboard 2018

This page is available to Arctic Club members, and others, to publicise their Expeditions. The aim is to generate interest in Arctic expeditions and to facilitate contacts and the exchange of information. 

If you would like to feature an expedition, please email
Expeditions may just give a title with external links to their own site and social media; a brief outline and links, or have a separate web-page.
Expeditions may be featured before and during and/or give a Summary/Report afterwards.

If you would like to contact any of these expeditions, please email and we will forward your message:

Moskus Expedition 2018 - The Stauning Alps
Greenland North Liverpool Land 2018
Supraglacial Rock Avalanches, Alaska
Rosinis sailing to Svalbard
Geological Mapping, South Greenland
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Arctic Basecamp, Davos 2018  Completed 


Moskus Expedition 2018 - The Stauning Alps  Completed 

Arctic Club Award Expedition 2018

Objectives: first ascents in the Stauning Alps, climate change-related scientific research and to continue glaciological study of the Roslin glacier.

The Moskus Expedition was safely concluded on May 24th, with Leo and Matt returning to the UK after 5 weeks unsupported in Arctic Greenland. Both team members endured some tough moments, with bad weather costing the expedition a lot of time and necessitating an early evacuation from the mountains on May 12th. As a result the scientific component of the trip had to be modified, with some of the research conducted further east, in Liverpool Land. Mountaineering was more successful, with the team making two first ascents and very nearly a third. Overall, the experience was a fantastic one and, despite the many hardships and a close encounter with a polar bear, both Leo and Matt return as enthralled by the Arctic as ever, and enormously grateful to all the generosity and support that allowed their expedition to go ahead.     

 Stauning Alps 2018-4

Greenland North Liverpool Land 2018        Completed 

Jim and Sandra Gregson, Simon Richardson, Ingrid Baber, Mark Robson & Ron Kenyon

This was an exploration of the mountains in the North Sector of North Liverpool Land.  All our objectives were achieved. Highlights include:

1. Eleven ascents of previously unclimbed summits
2. High level ridge traverses of the Hulya and Midnight peaks
3. New technical ascents on the Tower of Silence and Longridge Peak.

Supported by the Gino Watkins Memorial FundMEF and AAC(UK)

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 MEF Report Cover(click image to read their Report)

Read Exploring Greenland (2012) by Jim Gregson

Supraglacial rock avalanches Completed

Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
Map: 58°46'16.1"N 136°53'50.2"W

Will Smith, Stuart Dunning, Richard Smith, Newcastle University

This scientific research expedition concluded on the 2nd July 2018, after a short but successful sampling campaign. The expedition was only possible during a  small window of opportunity, requiring enough snow to enable  ski-plane landing, but also a lack of snow to allow sampling of rock avalanche deposits. This snow condition ‘balance’ gave us a two week window, which would potentially be threatened by the regions famously bad weather. Fortunately, we had an excellent 5 day weather window, allowing us to sample the Lamplugh rock avalanche deposit, but snowpack conditions prevented us  traversing the Brady Icefield and reaching the La Perouse rock avalanche deposit. Overall, the trip was a success, providing a wealth of samples and some exceptional moments in a very remote and unexplored region of Alaska.

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Alaska 1 2018

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Rosinis sailing to Svalbard   Started

Bob Hendicott, with two other crew, is sailing his yacht, a Rustler 36, Rosinis, heading for Svalbard some 600 nm north of Tromso in the north of Norway.  The round trip will be some 5,000 km.

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Track their progress on (use the search facility in the menu bar to find Rosinis  - there is only one.  You can then look at current position, past track etc.)

26 July: 80°N!!


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2 August: The penultimate water crossing - kayaking a Norwegian fjord
25 July: Paddleboarding from Denmark to Sweden
12 July: Kayaking across the Baltic
29 June: The Swim
23 June: The Run

Robert McArthur and Poldy van Lynden will run, swim, cycle and row 5,000km to the Arctic island of Svalbard. 
A world 1st challenge – to travel from London to Svalbard, a few hundred miles from the north pole, purely by using man-power.

Our route is broken down into four gruelling stages; a run from London to Dover (87 miles), a swim across the English Channel (21 miles), a cycle from Calais to Tromso, in northern Norway (over 2,000 miles) and finally a row to Longyearbyen, Svalbard (c. 700 miles).

I have never asked for sponsorship for anything in the past and definitely don’t plan to in the future. This is it. Please help us raise our target of £100,000 for The Scout Association. All donations will go directly to this incredible organisation that gets young people outdoors and teaches them invaluable life lessons.

To sponsor us, please click on the tab at the top of our website.

 Robert and Poldy

South Greenland Geological Mapping  Started 

26 July: Rocks, Rain and Rest Days
30 June: Exams, Freedom, Packing, Leaving – a rollercoaster of a term

We are four girls from the University of Oxford studying Earth Sciences, going to Greenland for our second year mapping project … come on our adventure with us?

Our names are Jo, Camille, Izzy and Tamsin. As women in science, we are passionate about sharing our love of geology and the opportunities it can give. We want to show how achievable it is to go on expeditions, and give any tips and advice we can. See our video explaining why we are doing this.

We are spending 7 weeks in the small village of Igaliku, South Greenland, producing a detailed geological map. Whilst high quality research is important to us, we want to engage with young people through undertaking our expedition, increase awareness of the study of Earth Sciences and highlight its global importance.

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