Tag Archives: arctic travel

Arctic Beards

I risk sending myself up here a little, but since I started travelling to the Arctic I have grown a beard. It might look the part to my friends and they might also reason that it has the practical advantage of warmth. They are probably right about the romance of the look but I’m definitely […]

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Snowshoes or skis?

It’s a conundrum that challenges me on every trip North. When planning what kit to take, and being ever mindful to keep weight to a reasonable minimum, I always fudge this one and take both. What is for certain is that you need one or the other (or both). This is Joe Henderson doing a […]

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Camping at -50

People often ask what it’s like to camp in the Arctic winter; well it’s not bad if you’ve got the kit. Here’s a shot of one of Joe Henderson’s Thermalodge tents on an icy moon lit night. & an “exploded diagram” photo,┬áthis is the moment just before putting the canvas over the top. Once settled […]

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