65 Degrees North completes intensive training in Norway

Pete Bowker and the team from 65 Degrees North have recently returned from Norway where they undertook training ahead of their gruelling attempt to cross Greenland in May.  Norway offers extreme conditions in which the team can build fitness as well as honing vital skills including how to stay alive in freezing temperatures, skiing with a weighty pulk and working together as a team to efficiently cross the ice. 

65 Degrees North were put through their paces during an exercise that saw them responding to a mock medical situation to ensure they are prepared should anything untoward happen during their expedition.  The team's doctor, Meinir was on hand to look after the whole team and specifically to monitor the effects of extreme cold on Pete's injuries. 

The training exercise in Norway has been vital for 65 Degrees North and will contribute to the success of the upcoming endeavour.    

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The team on the ice
The team on the ice