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The Guardian Travel Guide, Sept 10

 

HOW TO SURVIVE IN POLAR BEAR COUNTRY

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Muscle memory has taken over,

ingraining the movements into our hands.

Every morning we test the gun to make sure

it didn’t freeze up overnight with the moisture

from our breath. It’s a last resort,

but essential protection in bear country.


Expedition Leader Jamie Annetts has pulled together

eight things you need to know before you sign up to a polar trip.


1. You won’t know whether you can do it
until you commit to it
“Committing to an ambitious goal is the best way
to make sure you achieve it. Booking the trips
and your flights early is the perfect way to kick
start your training. It will help you push through
painful moments in the gym when you’re ready
to give up, or drag yourself out of bed on damp
mornings for an early run. Achieving smaller
challenges along the way you’ll start asking
yourself ‘If I did that, what else can I do!?’ Your
goal of crossing Svalbard, Greenland or the Poles
will start to sound more achievable.”
Gary Fletcher, Hardangervidda crossing 2016
with Exped Adventure; subsequently signed up
for Svalbard 2017

Want to read the whole thing? Get your hands on a Guardian Newspaper on Saturday, 10th of September, or check out the online article (Link coming soon!).


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