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Arctic Expedition

Students ventured 78 degrees North in the most challenging and arduous conditions. They trekked across glaciers, camped in freezing temperatures .

Over a period of 5 days we covered a distance of 150 KM, using a combination of skidoos, on foot and finally huskies and sledges.

The average daytime temperatures were -45C with overnight plummeting to close to -60C.

We were based on the Island of Spitsbergen, which is 78 degrees North – exactly halfway between the Arctic Circle and the North Pole.

2011 Polar Expedition

Was led by world renowned explorer Alan Chambers and supported by the Youth Sport Trust and Dore To find out more about sponsoring Springfields School unique ventures, please contact Trystan Williams on 01249 814125


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