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  • Arctic Foxes News/Events
    2006 Publicity pictures The Foxes in Greenland Publicity pictures The Foxes walking in Greenland Publicity pictures The Foxes team shot in Greenland Publicity pictures Jo and Jen in Greenland Video footage Publicity pictures Foxes training with tyres Publicity pictures Final preparations Publicity pictures Foxes leaving UK Press archive Official Podcast Press archive The Sun online Publicity pictures Foxes team photo Press archive City AM Press archive Bath Chronicle Press archive

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    Exped Report 4 Waiting for Wind Exped Report 3 Reaching the East Coast Exped Report 2 Across the Ice Sheet Exped Report 1 The First Few Days Expedition Reports In the beginning Foxes back home Day 36 4th June Day 35 3rd June Day 33 34 1st 2nd June Day 32 31st May Day 31 30th May Day 30 29th May Day 28 29 27th 28th May Day 27 26th May Day 26 25th May Day 25 24th May Day 23 24 22nd 23rd May Day 21 22 20th 21st May Day 19 20 18th 19th May Day 18 17th May Day 16 17 15th 16th May Day 14 15 13th 14th May Day 12 13 11th 12th May 2006 Day 10 11 9th 10th May Day 8 9 7th 8th May Day 7 6th May 2006 Day 6 5th May 2006 Day 5 4th May 2006 Day 4 3rd May 2006 Days 2 3 Day 1 The final preparations Winners of the London Marathon Have harness will travel Rachel Fox a local celeb The official Postman to the Arctic Foxes Progress Tracker The London Marathon apple bobbing A wise old Fox MET office trials Adventure First Aid Course Final

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  • Arctic Foxes News/Events
    coast on foot We had left ourselves just 15 days to make the crossing Every day we hoped that the wind would pick up It did eventually but in the wrong direction The ultimate slap in the face was to find ourselves battling against a 25 knot headwind Finally the Met Office offered us some hope They forecast light winds in the right direction All day we were twitching sensitive to any change in the direction of the wind but it stubbornly refused to swing around A few days later the Met Office once again forecast ideal winds Kites ready we started walking stopping every time the wind seemed to pick up Twice we got the kites up in the air to test the wind but it wasn t quite strong enough to pull both us and the weight of our pulks Next day with only two hours sleep we woke to a tent flapping gently in the wind this was it The joy of having all four kites in the sky after such a long wait was short lived Jenny emerged from a pile of broken ski s and twisted traces She was fortunately unscathed but it was a sign that the wind had become too strong and too gusty for us so we called it a day With just three days to go and over 200km to cover our window of opportunity for kiting had closed Now we had to concentrate on getting home Felicity 07 08 2006 Exped Report 8 Many Thanks Exped Report 7 Homeward Bound Exped Report 6 The Final Countdown Exped Report 5 Daily Routines Exped Report 4 Waiting for Wind Exped Report 3 Reaching the East Coast Exped Report 2 Across the Ice Sheet Exped Report 1 The First Few Days Expedition Reports

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  • Arctic Foxes News/Events
    we were about to see other people Due to arrive at 11am we were all kitted up and waiting excitedly outside our tent ready to leap into action every time we heard the faint whir of an engine overhead By 3pm our acute state of readiness had somewhat diminished and we decided to make use of our time by treating our bodies to their first wash in 3 weeks Timed to perfection no sooner had we whipped off our thermals and emptied the first thermos of warm water when distinct chopper sounds were heard overhead What subsequently followed inside the Foxy den was a mad panic by 4 naked Foxes limbs everywhere attempting to re clothe just in time to see our helicopter fly straight overhead and land over by another tent that had appeared on the horizon the previous day Unbelievable Luckily however the pilot was greeted by 3 rather shocked bearded men and concluded that unless deluded these were not the Foxes and so returned to land near to our tent Phew Our supplies arrived hand delivered by none other than Ben Saunders and Tony Haile who were in Greenland as part of their training for their forthcoming Antarctic trip We unloaded our fuel ration bags and the long awaited cheese all 11kg of it cheese was an important protein component of our diets for the return trip That evening we set about portioning the cheese up one portion for the ration bags one for us one portion for the ration bags two for us Safe to say our tent was somewhat fragrant that evening and we ate more cheese than I thought humanly possible We also entertained our first house guests when Ben Tony popped over and later that evening we went for another record how many

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  • Arctic Foxes News/Events
    and on without needing us to think about it We just had to walk It sounds monotonous but the first week went past in a blur of new experiences Around us the view didn t change much a flat white horizon and empty blue sky and yet every day brought something different The sun blazed overhead skirting the horizon at night so that the skies were transformed into a blaze of colour that stained the snow various shades of pink and purple The surfaces beneath our feet changed from slush like wet sugar at midday to hard surfaces in the evening that sparkled like the sand of a white Caribbean beach Eventually the weather changed too Some mornings the world disappeared into a blank whiteness On whiteout days and these were proper whiteouts not just bad visibility I had to concentrate on the tips of my ski s otherwise I d loose sense of which way was up and which way was down Despite navigating carefully the person leading could turn 90 degrees and not realise those behind had to shout out so that they readjusted our heading Leading needed 100 concentration which was exhausting Felicity 21 06 2006 Exped Report 8 Many Thanks Exped Report 7 Homeward Bound Exped Report 6 The Final Countdown Exped Report 5 Daily Routines Exped Report 4 Waiting for Wind Exped Report 3 Reaching the East Coast Exped Report 2 Across the Ice Sheet Exped Report 1 The First Few Days Expedition Reports In the beginning Foxes back home Day 36 4th June Day 35 3rd June Day 33 34 1st 2nd June Day 32 31st May Day 31 30th May Day 30 29th May Day 28 29 27th 28th May Day 27 26th May Day 26 25th May Day 25 24th May Day

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    the Russell glacier to reach the ice cap Although rumours are still rife that the old ice road still exists we didn t manage to find it and the first two days were a harsh initiation to the polar world With our pulks at their heaviest we made our way up the glacier through fairly broken and undulating ground at times slipping and sliding on sheer ice and at others wading through drifted snow Felicity fell up to her thighs in a snow covered crevasse but was luckily able to pull herself out without difficulty and carry on remarkably unphased by the incident We all proceeded a little more cautiously after that Not only our bodies but also our pulks took a hammering during those first few days Whilst we were able to carry out minor fixes fairly quickly when Jo s trace broke more seriously we were forced to put up the tent in order to fix it I never cease to be amazed quite how many things it is possible to repair with some combination of superglue and gaffer tape and soon enough we were on our way again Already we were working really well together as a team I was more confident that not only would we get across but that we d have fun doing it None of us was quite sure what terrain to expect during the crossing and I was secretly worried that it was going to be like the first few days all the way Then near the end of the the second day when we finally made it off the glacier and on to the ice cap everything flattened out around us There it was our view for the next two weeks vast icy nothingness I breathed a big sigh of relief

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    on a website designed for us by Jenny s dad We chose the fantastic Breakthrough Breast Cancer to be the charity we would raise money for We also began work on the logistics of the expedition applying to the Danish Polar Centre for permission to attempt the double crossing and contacting experts in polar exploration and kiting to ensure that we had all the information necessary to successfully complete our journey Finally our fitness and nutrition programme began in earnest with Dr Justin Roberts at the University of Hertfordshire and cream cakes became a distant and delicious memory No single sponsor came on board however a small number of companies and trusts were impressed by our determination and inspired by our plans to attempt the double crossing The combination of their donations some of which were given in the week before we left the UK following desperate last minute telephone calls from us all to secure everything we needed meant that the expedition went ahead These sponsors are listed on the Supporters page of this website and we are very grateful to them all A special mention must go to our main sponsors Cotswold and Flexifoil who provided the majority of the equipment we required for our journey as well as Kiehl s and the Met Office The Met Office provided us with a dedicated team of forecasters who we called every night from the ice for our very own one two and three day forecasts Kiehl s provided us with financial support and fabulous face creams and lotions to keep us looking as peachy as possibly in the extreme weather conditions Rachel 19 06 2006 Exped Report 8 Many Thanks Exped Report 7 Homeward Bound Exped Report 6 The Final Countdown Exped Report 5 Daily Routines Exped Report 4

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  • Arctic Foxes News/Events
    less than 2 feet long and weigh only 15 20 pounds In winter it s normally grey brown coat turns snow white which is a major asset in hunting prey The fur of the arctic fox is extremely thick and it even extends onto the ears and around the soles of it s feet The Arctic Fox does not hibernate in winter Instead they live in a den dug into a hillside and hunt continuously for food Being carnivores their main prey is lemmings voles rabbits and occasional birds and eggs During the summer months they will often stock pile food in their den or cache for the winter months ahead Arctic foxes will chose a mate in the early spring and continue to mate with the same partner for life By the fall the cubs are independent hunting alone during the winter Watched the expedition Now get the t shirt With international sales the Foxy brand is spreading like wildfire From Paris to Berlin every disco I get in there s someone with a Foxy t shirt sorry pop pickers couldn t help borrow something from Infernal s hit record The Foxy clothing has been spotted as far away as Brisbane so get your unique Foxy attire from the Foxes site http www arcticfoxes co uk shop htm Foxy HQ 07 06 2006 Exped Report 8 Many Thanks Exped Report 7 Homeward Bound Exped Report 6 The Final Countdown Exped Report 5 Daily Routines Exped Report 4 Waiting for Wind Exped Report 3 Reaching the East Coast Exped Report 2 Across the Ice Sheet Exped Report 1 The First Few Days Expedition Reports In the beginning Foxes back home Day 36 4th June Day 35 3rd June Day 33 34 1st 2nd June Day 32 31st May Day 31

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