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  • Arctic Foxes News/Events
    pool Now add to the difficult terrain an out of control pulk with a mind of its own trying incessantly to drag you down icy slopes or slamming into your back intent on pushing you off balance at the most inopportune moment or simply rolling over forcing you to unclip wrestle it upright again reclip and carry on I want to mention Jo s feet again at this point We all had problems with blisters throughout the expedition but Jo suffered far more than any of us and by the final day she was missing most of the skin from most of her toes Even the strongest pain killers we had didn t manage to dull her pain and with every step she took you could see the agony in her face As I ve said the last day was the hardest of them all and Jo did it carrying the extra burden of excruciating pain with every step she took H er amazing strength of character meant she just got on with it uttering only the odd curse as her pulk forced her to take some hurried steps to prevent her being pulled dangerously in the wrong direction After 25 hours of these conditions we hit our all time low The situation just seemed desperate It felt as though we were lost in a giant maze exhausted yet so frustratingly close to our end point We all sat down together and rested while we worked out what to do Jens from Kangerlussuaq tourism who was coming to pick us up when we got to point 660 had told us to call him when we were 5km away so that he would know when to come for us We decided to give him a call After all we were only 5 km away It s just that we d been 5km away for the last 3 hours and if anything we seemed to be losing ground rather than gaining it It proved to be a good decision and following a few well placed words from Jens along with verification that we were approaching from the right direction our spirits lifted Rachel sprung to life first Leaving her pulk with us she went off for a recce to find a good route out of the immediate chaos She returned 5 minutes later with good news so we all harnessed up and followed her lead As though our guardian angel was guiding us before long we knew we were making good progress The dark clouds lifted and despite our exhaustion we started to enjoy ourselves again Our annoying pulks made us laugh instead of cry and getting wet feet in one of the many streams became a source of hilarity rather than panic Slowly but surely distant mountains appeared increasing in size until finally there it was Point 660 We were still a couple of kilometres away but that didn t matter we could see the end and we all whooped with

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  • Arctic Foxes News/Events
    and lived with the consequences A cleansing but somewhat unscheduled dip in the icy waters for me Still the team leapt into action and before I knew it I was butt naked in my sleeping bag inside the tent supping a hot Hi 5 carb drink munching on Jenny s last bit of Milka chocolate What a team My little dip had however cost us a precious few hours meant we didn t get to bed until 5am delaying our final start time for our final day Now I m sure the others will agree with me that the last day represents both the highest highs and the lowest lows of the whole expedition It was a truly incredible day Jo 10 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 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

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  • Arctic Foxes - Foxy Friends
    Foxy Friend please send us your details on the form below Name Company Address Email Message of Support List of Foxy Friends Please display my name Please do not display my name I intend to pay by By cheque By

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  • Arctic Foxes News/Events
    Their journey saw the Arctic Foxes brave temperatures as low as 20 degrees overcome sleep deprivation exhaustion equipment breakage as well as the dangers of crevasses and thin ice Their success is an inspiration to all of us to take on new challenges and find our own limits and their talk is full of fascinating insights into a domain that very few of us will experience in our lifetimes The team is made up of Felicy Aston 28 a travel and adventure writer from Kent Jo Vellino 25 a teacher from Kent Jenny Pugh 28 software designer from Birmingham and Rachel Pearson 33 a charity fundraiser from Devon 29 11 2006 Kiting Success Womens Power Kiting Taster Sessions Cotswold Store Talk Exeter Saturday 2nd December Cotswold Store Talk Harrogate Wednesday 29th November CANCELLED Cardiff Saturday 25th November Cotswold Store Talk Bournemouth Friday 24th November Cotswold Store Talk St Albans Tuesday 21st November Cotswold Store Talk Orpington Wednesday 15th November Foxy Prize Draw Winner INVITATION Post Expedition Talk and Party Excess Baggage BBC Radio 4 Final podcast goes live Foxes hit the airwaves Pictures of the Foxes homecoming Expedition finished Penultimate podcast goes live Rachel on BBC special Fly over the

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  • Arctic Foxes News/Events
    expedition kit Their journey saw the Arctic Foxes brave temperatures as low as 20 degrees overcome sleep deprivation exhaustion equipment breakage as well as the dangers of crevasses and thin ice Their success is an inspiration to all of us to take on new challenges and find our own limits and their talk is full of fascinating insights into a domain that very few of us will experience in our lifetimes The team is made up of Felicy Aston 28 a travel and adventure writer from Kent Jo Vellino 25 a teacher from Kent Jenny Pugh 28 software designer from Birmingham and Rachel Pearson 33 a charity fundraiser from Devon 25 11 2006 Kiting Success Womens Power Kiting Taster Sessions Cotswold Store Talk Exeter Saturday 2nd December Cotswold Store Talk Harrogate Wednesday 29th November CANCELLED Cardiff Saturday 25th November Cotswold Store Talk Bournemouth Friday 24th November Cotswold Store Talk St Albans Tuesday 21st November Cotswold Store Talk Orpington Wednesday 15th November Foxy Prize Draw Winner INVITATION Post Expedition Talk and Party Excess Baggage BBC Radio 4 Final podcast goes live Foxes hit the airwaves Pictures of the Foxes homecoming Expedition finished Penultimate podcast goes live Rachel on BBC special Fly

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  • Arctic Foxes News/Events
    Their journey saw the Arctic Foxes brave temperatures as low as 20 degrees overcome sleep deprivation exhaustion equipment breakage as well as the dangers of crevasses and thin ice Their success is an inspiration to all of us to take on new challenges and find our own limits and their talk is full of fascinating insights into a domain that very few of us will experience in our lifetimes The team is made up of Felicy Aston 28 a travel and adventure writer from Kent Jo Vellino 25 a teacher from Kent Jenny Pugh 28 software designer from Birmingham and Rachel Pearson 33 a charity fundraiser from Devon 24 11 2006 Kiting Success Womens Power Kiting Taster Sessions Cotswold Store Talk Exeter Saturday 2nd December Cotswold Store Talk Harrogate Wednesday 29th November CANCELLED Cardiff Saturday 25th November Cotswold Store Talk Bournemouth Friday 24th November Cotswold Store Talk St Albans Tuesday 21st November Cotswold Store Talk Orpington Wednesday 15th November Foxy Prize Draw Winner INVITATION Post Expedition Talk and Party Excess Baggage BBC Radio 4 Final podcast goes live Foxes hit the airwaves Pictures of the Foxes homecoming Expedition finished Penultimate podcast goes live Rachel on BBC special Fly over the

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  • Arctic Foxes News/Events
    their expedition kit Their journey saw the Arctic Foxes brave temperatures as low as 20 degrees overcome sleep deprivation exhaustion equipment breakage as well as the dangers of crevasses and thin ice Their success is an inspiration to all of us to take on new challenges and find our own limits and their talk is full of fascinating insights into a domain that very few of us will experience in our lifetimes The team is made up of Felicy Aston 28 a travel and adventure writer from Kent Jo Vellino 25 a teacher from Kent Jenny Pugh 28 software designer from Birmingham and Rachel Pearson 33 a charity fundraiser from Devon 21 11 2006 Kiting Success Womens Power Kiting Taster Sessions Cotswold Store Talk Exeter Saturday 2nd December Cotswold Store Talk Harrogate Wednesday 29th November CANCELLED Cardiff Saturday 25th November Cotswold Store Talk Bournemouth Friday 24th November Cotswold Store Talk St Albans Tuesday 21st November Cotswold Store Talk Orpington Wednesday 15th November Foxy Prize Draw Winner INVITATION Post Expedition Talk and Party Excess Baggage BBC Radio 4 Final podcast goes live Foxes hit the airwaves Pictures of the Foxes homecoming Expedition finished Penultimate podcast goes live Rachel on BBC special

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    Their journey saw the Arctic Foxes brave temperatures as low as 20 degrees overcome sleep deprivation exhaustion equipment breakage as well as the dangers of crevasses and thin ice Their success is an inspiration to all of us to take on new challenges and find our own limits and their talk is full of fascinating insights into a domain that very few of us will experience in our lifetimes The team is made up of Felicy Aston 28 a travel and adventure writer from Kent Jo Vellino 25 a teacher from Kent Jenny Pugh 28 software designer from Birmingham and Rachel Pearson 33 a charity fundraiser from Devon 15 11 2006 Kiting Success Womens Power Kiting Taster Sessions Cotswold Store Talk Exeter Saturday 2nd December Cotswold Store Talk Harrogate Wednesday 29th November CANCELLED Cardiff Saturday 25th November Cotswold Store Talk Bournemouth Friday 24th November Cotswold Store Talk St Albans Tuesday 21st November Cotswold Store Talk Orpington Wednesday 15th November Foxy Prize Draw Winner INVITATION Post Expedition Talk and Party Excess Baggage BBC Radio 4 Final podcast goes live Foxes hit the airwaves Pictures of the Foxes homecoming Expedition finished Penultimate podcast goes live Rachel on BBC special Fly over the

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