Posted by: Alex | September 14, 2009

expedition in motion

After over a year, here is a simple video montage of our time on the ice last year. It goes from our arrival in Kulusuk, through the expedition and to our journey back home.

Posted by: Alex | March 17, 2009

farewell post

Hi everyone.

Many thanks for your continued messages and charity donations nearly a year after the expedition was completed! As a final post for the website, which will stay online, here is a ‘debrief’ of sorts with images and some interesting facts from the expedition.

Remember, a sample of the first hand account of the expedition is currently on alexhibbert.com and the book is due to be published.

Expedition Facts:

Miles hauled without support: 1374 statute miles (2211km)

Ski-paces taken each: 7,500,000 paces

Total calories consumed each: 614,000 kcal

Average weight lost each: 15kg (33lb)

Starting sledge weight each: 195kg (430lb)

Amount of flapjack hauled each: 44kg (88lb)

Tent fires: 2

Breakages: tent anchor loop, stove, one ski, pair of glasses, battery charger

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Posted by: Alex | July 21, 2008

Back home

Both George and I are back home in the UK now and slowly readjusting to the real world! The emphasis has been on food (although our stomachs have taken time to get used to normal food), sleep and working with our Tiso team on publicity. In short, we’re delighted to be back – the simple things are the best!

I’ve imported all the dispatches into this site so they can be read directly and will be producing a debrief page soon.

We received so much support via satellite from you all – we can’t tell you how much we appreciated this through the hardest days of the journey. Sincere thanks to you all.

More soon!!

Alex.

Posted by: Alex | July 16, 2008

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EXPEDITION COMPLETE AT 0832! HAULED 1374MILES AS CROW FLIES IN 113 DAYS. THE TISO TRANSGREENLAND IS NOW THE LONGEST FULLY UNSUPPORTED POLAR JOURNEY IN HISTORY.

Posted by: Alex | July 15, 2008

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T-4 W16 M20.3 C1354 SKIED AS HARD AS POSSIBLE TOWARD OUR HELO EXTRACTION FROM COAST TOMORROW.BOTH FINDING LACK OF FOOD V TOUGH.

Posted by: Alex | July 14, 2008

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T-7 W13 M18.9 C1339 DRAMATIC CHANGE IN SURFACE GIVES US GREAT MILES ON 1/4 RATIONS.BOTH SO EXCITED ABOUT HOME AT END OF THE WEEK

Posted by: Alex | July 13, 2008

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T-3 W7 M8.5 C1315 SITUATION HAS WORSENED.OVER A FT OF SNOW MAKES PROGRESS V SLOW.BOTH WEAK ON 1500KCAL PER DAY.

Posted by: Alex | July 12, 2008

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T-2 W5 M16.6 C1307 NIGHT CHANGE SUCCESSFUL-SURFACE IMPROVED AS RESULT.LOW CALORIE INTAKE LEAVES US FEELING WEAK AND DIZZY.

Posted by: Alex | July 11, 2008

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T-10 W15 M27.2 C1291 SKIED LONG HOURS AND CAN SEE COASTAL MOUNTAINS.CRITICALLY LOW ON FOOD AND PREPARING TO PUSH FOR THE GLACIER.

Posted by: Alex | July 10, 2008

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T-3 W9 M18.9 C1263 ANOTHER LOW VIS SNOWY DAY PROVIDED LITTLE VISUAL STIMULUS.MILES ARE CLOCKING UP AND COAST NOT FAR AWAY!

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