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Expedition nerves; Why? Why? Why?

We are still packing though the plane is due to leave in 12 hours. It has been a very hectic day. No sleep, so up early, start packing, than out to try the sat phone, a voice call to ExWeb, than back to the flat to go through the whole camera kit …

Stressssss and angst!

Malmö -7 C (19.4 F) Yakutsk -44 C (-47.2 F) Verkhoyansk -48 C (-54.4 F) What is easy to forget for people not involved in Expeditions, is all the stressful work before setting off, sorting out the normal day, like preparing papers for the tax man…

Tech trouble, some kit arriving and some stress

Flag 179 arrived yesterday. An honor of course. The same Flag which bit the dust in Al Mahra not long ago. That made me content and happy. Even happier, I felt today when Eva s and Scarlett s stuff arrived from Isbjörn of Sweden, the best kid g…

Mum´s moved on to another world and I wonder; What to do?

I feel so incredibly tired. And sad. But still working on with happiness getting the new Siberian Expedition on board. But life has its own ways to show that tragedy and sorrow is a big part of the life of a human being. My mum died yesterday and …

Trouble on all levels…..but we are awarded Explorer Clubs Flag 179!

Malmö -2 C (28.4 F) Yakutsk -45 C (-49 F) Verkhoyansk -52 C (61.6 F) The gear from Exweb -SPOT tracker, laptop, sat phone an the software to send updates on route- arrived after being held in customs for 2 extra days yesterday. And, once I opened…

The Hunter´s reflex, 11 days to go, hardly any gear have arrived, but we all have the visas now

Malmö 2 degrees C (36 F) Yakutsk -48 degrees C (-55 F) Verkhoyansk -50 degrees C (-58 F) Extra kg:s I have put on 18 kg (42 pounds) My friend Ken Kamler, with whom I am going to dwell into the subject extreme cold, write me these lines the other …

A twist for the worse

Malmö 4 degrees Celsius (39.2 F) Yakutsk -49 degrees Celsius (-56.2 F) Verkhoyansk -50 degrees (-58 F) My brother just called, whilst I was communicating with Tom at ExWeb in the US and the goods on its way. I dread my brothers calls. Because my …

Orthodox Christmas makes life complicated, more kit arriving

Temperatures: Malmö 9 degrees Celsius (48.2 F) Yakutsk -48 degrees Celsius (54.4 F) Verkhoyansk -49 degrees Celsius (56.2 F) There s certainly a degree of stress being created at this precise moment! Of course, the Russian Orthodox Christmas isn…

Thoughts on hypothermia, frostbites, Ken Kamler and very little sleep

I don t get a lot of sleep at the moment. It is just before 5 a.m in the morning and I have been up since 3.20.I am hungry, need more fat and I dwell on things too much. I am slightly worried how to get everything on board. Lats year was a great …

Extreme cold; Choice of clothes in Polar areas such as the Arctic and Antarctica

The last day of the year. Another year soon to come. The year of 2013. And I am thinking about extreme cold. […]