Alpkit
Page 23 of 26 FirstFirst ... 132122232425 ... LastLast
Results 661 to 690 of 770

Thread: 2012 bcuk Advanced Arctic Expedition

  1. #661
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    3,990

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Imagedude View Post
    Eight kilometers travellled on snowshoes today, looks like I'll have to get a lot fitter before I'm able to travel thirty K with a twenty K pack!
    Good man Bob, that sounds like some tough going. God knows what I'll do if I cant haul, My loads bang on 50 kg and I can still only walk 2 miles with it before collapsing in a heap.

    14kg of food though, so its not too bad.
    In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir



    Pete.

  2. #662
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    23,700

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Teepee View Post
    14kg of food though, so its not too bad.
    Om nom nom
    Rich

    www.trek-lite.com - New Lightweight Backpacking Forum

    Heading North - my trip blog

  3. #663
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    3,990

    Default

    Thats it guys, I'm packed and ready to go.


    I threw a 5x4 poly tarp in to rig up as it looks like it'll be contsant precip for the duration and my hobo stove made the cut also.

    Theres about 30cm of lying snow at bardufoss at present, the snowshoes will not be a waste of effort to carry.

    See you in the fridge (not looking like a freezer anymore). I'm easily recognisable at the airport, I look like I've been lost in the Yukon for the winter .
    In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir



    Pete.

  4. #664
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    3,990

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    Om nom nom
    Waffles and custard mate. Say no more
    In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir



    Pete.

  5. #665
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Gwynedd
    Posts
    1,577

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Into_the_wild View Post
    Sounds good, see what the conditions are like then make a decision. I didnt think about the bus option either

    Good going Bob, and Snow shoeing means there must be snow
    We had a foot of snow last night hence the shoeing instead of skiing. However temps rise above freezing on sunday.
    IMAG0112.jpg
    Last edited by Imagedude; 07-03-2012 at 19:23.
    'Queen Victoria, very nice man'.

  6. #666
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Posts
    296

    Default

    I am set as well. I have got my gear packed and am coming in at 29 kg (with about 7 kg of food). Will need to get some fuel and do some final shopping for steaks
    I thought about leaving my snow shoes, but after having gone to the trouble of fitting them in my pack, they are coming along!

    Look forward to meeting you all.

  7. #667
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Gwynedd
    Posts
    1,577

    Default

    I had bear, moose, reindeer, horse and rakefisk for dinner tonight. Next week it will be compo and snack bars.
    'Queen Victoria, very nice man'.

  8. #668
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    West Devon, Edge of Dartymoor!
    Posts
    2,468

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Imagedude View Post
    Next week it will be compo and snack bars.
    .. a lot easier to carry than bear, moose, etc.. I find
    ...are you sure I only need 1 ?

  9. #669

    Default

    Few hours sleep before an early flight tmrw. If I get any sleep, my body clocks a mess after staying up till 2am moat of the week packing and re-packing, in the end Ive just chucked it all in lol! Ill have to repack again In Norway anyway. See you all soon

  10. #670
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Batheaston
    Posts
    1,527

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Into_the_wild View Post
    Few hours sleep before an early flight tmrw. If I get any sleep, my body clocks a mess after staying up till 2am moat of the week packing and re-packing, in the end Ive just chucked it all in lol! Ill have to repack again In Norway anyway. See you all soon
    Have a great time we must have a meet when you get back with the broke back Brecon crew
    I am off up the Vale of Neath to the edge of the Brecons via Neath this morning
    Anarchy - it's not the law, it's just a good idea.
    "chopper dyed his pubes ginger"

  11. #671
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    west midlands
    Posts
    103

    Default

    Dear All

    I just wanted to wish you all a safe journey and hope you have a fantastic time on the expedition
    regards
    Becky

  12. #672
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Under the fading trees.
    Posts
    2,267

    Default

    Yes have a good trip folks. For those who were intending to meet up with Wayland; His last position was
    Latitude :
    69.0274

    Longitude :
    18.60271

    Time :
    9 March 2012 10:56:58 GMT



    Have fun, Be safe, and bring back loads of good stories




    da

    www.ice-raven.co.uk -Arctic adventures

  13. #673
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Gwynedd
    Posts
    1,577

    Default

    C Da C, Imagedude and Ted share 2 beds in thr Raddison Blu hotel.IMAG0124.jpg
    'Queen Victoria, very nice man'.

  14. #674
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Gwynedd
    Posts
    1,577

    Default

    Drambuie and Haribo diet now supplemented with Pringles.IMAG0126.jpg
    'Queen Victoria, very nice man'.

  15. #675
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Under the fading trees.
    Posts
    2,267

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Imagedude View Post
    Drambuie and Haribo diet now supplemented with Pringles.IMAG0126.jpg
    Diet of Kings

    www.ice-raven.co.uk -Arctic adventures

  16. #676
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    17,034
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default

    I bet the guys are having fun....Looking forward to hearing the stories and seeing some pics
    Tone
    Explore : Discover : Achieve
    The most important thing is not 'who's right' but rather 'what's right'

    2015 BushMoot 21st July - 1st August 2015

    Visit our pages and Sites : : Facebook : : Pinterest : : BushMoot : :




  17. #677
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    23,700

    Default

    Me too, a couple of the guys have lived and breathed nothing but arctic stuff for the last six months.

    I hope it's been nice and cold for them
    Rich

    www.trek-lite.com - New Lightweight Backpacking Forum

    Heading North - my trip blog

  18. #678
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Posts
    494

    Default

    It was fantastic! We got a couple of cold & wet days, but that just broadened the bushcraft living experience. My thanks to Woody and all the BCUKers on the trip for being great company. Now to deal with the pile of wet/damp/dirty/smoky kit in the garage...........and get some more sleep!
    "Don't dream it, be it"

  19. #679
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    23,700

    Default

    How cold did it get down to Ted?
    Rich

    www.trek-lite.com - New Lightweight Backpacking Forum

    Heading North - my trip blog

  20. #680
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Gwynedd
    Posts
    1,577

    Default

    Didn't get too cold, perhaps -8 on one occasion. It did snow a lot and that combined with freezing rain and fluctuating temps meant that we had fun.
    'Queen Victoria, very nice man'.

  21. #681
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    23,700

    Default

    Excellent, glad you got the winter conditions the course deserved
    Rich

    www.trek-lite.com - New Lightweight Backpacking Forum

    Heading North - my trip blog

  22. #682
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Gwynedd
    Posts
    1,577

    Default

    Here's a taster...

    C Da C strikes a pose



    Pete overheating (again)



    Drilling for fish



    Cutting a basin for water



    Firelighting



    Building a shelter



    Frozen guyline



    Home for the week



    TeePee (Pete)



    Tried to watch the aligned planets but the Northern Lights got in the way.

    Last edited by Imagedude; 19-03-2012 at 01:15.
    'Queen Victoria, very nice man'.

  23. #683
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    23,700

    Default

    Oh yes, great pics

    That frozen guy line shot gives a good idea of the conditions, good to see Pete on good form

    Looking forward to seeing more
    Rich

    www.trek-lite.com - New Lightweight Backpacking Forum

    Heading North - my trip blog

  24. #684
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Gwynedd
    Posts
    1,577

    Default

    Day trip to the coffee shop


    Pete's snowshow faceplant.


    Inside the coffee shop (4km from camp)


    A late night snack for Pete.


    Outside the cofeeshop


    Home for the last 2 days (post course wind down)


    Waiting for the bus home on Sunday (14 hours ago as I post!).


    Inside my snow coffin


    Snowshoe adjustments


    Snow flurries on way home from coffee and waffles
    'Queen Victoria, very nice man'.

  25. #685

    Default

    Oh, champion stuff! keep 'em coming...

  26. #686
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Posts
    494

    Default

    Nice shots, ImageDude, - it was good, wasn't it. Glad you guys had a good wind-down trip.
    "Don't dream it, be it"

  27. #687
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    near Oxford and Pyrenees-Oriental, France
    Posts
    829

    Default

    Green with envy. Great pics, more please.
    The older I get, the better I was.

  28. #688
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Posts
    296

    Default












  29. #689
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    ~Hemel Hempstead~
    Posts
    15,207

    Default

    Some fantastic pictures there folks... thanks for sharing them with us
    Man of Tanith...
    I am allergic to..... veet for men, duct tape,handcuffs,hair dye,razors and
    all such things that can do unpleasant things to me

  30. #690
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Gwynedd
    Posts
    1,577

    Default

    Norgie house


    Norwegian school


    Collecting bedding for our first night...


    Preparing to walk up to the training area


    A typical cold lunch, polar bread, moose sausage, apricots and cheese


    Chris preparing his tinder...


    Trap making


    Getting burried in snow


    Home for the last 2 nights


    Local hill
    'Queen Victoria, very nice man'.

Page 23 of 26 FirstFirst ... 132122232425 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •