Ex Ice Ready

Norway – Lakselv

18 November 2016 – 4 December 2016
A 21 day expedition in a remote location that simulates the Antarctica environment allows the squad to put their skills and training into practice. Medical data collection begins. A team of five women, plus two non-travelling reserves are selected to train intensively in the build up to the final expedition.

Aims of the Expedition

  • Build on the foundations learnt on EX ICE BAMBI
  • Develop nordic ski touring skills with pulks
  • Introduction and practice of polar navigation
  • Learn maintenance of kit and equipment
  • Introduction to practical crevasse rescue
  • Establish a daily routine and allocate tasks and roles
  • Select the seven candidates to proceed to EX ICE DIAMOND