First Full Day in Resolute

It has been a busy day for our first full day up in Resolute. This morning we put the tents up indoors, getting all the poles marked up (we leave the poles in the tent from now on & just break them down, and roll up the tent canvas round them for carrying on the Read More…

Start Line Gets Closer

Finally arrived in Resolute Bay, three days after leaving Heathrow! We had a good flight over to Ottawa, where we stayed in the Elgin Hotel. We divied up the food into our second check-in bags … these bags weighed a massive 30KG each!

Arctic-Mummy Arrives in Canada

It has been a long day! I only got 4 hours shut eye last night, so I ready for my bed. I had a surprise send of today from the Jamie G Trust Committee. Having spent too long packing, repacking and weighing bags upstairs, I rushed into the kitchen saying ” OK lets get going”  Read More…

Arctic-Mummy – Ready To Go!

It’s been a busy week, but if I haven’t done it now, then it’s not going to happen! Here I am ready to go (well almost). I  have only managed to get to the start with lots of help from many people! It is always dangerous to name people for Thank Yous, but there are Read More…

Arctic-Mummy Packs up The Gear!

The days are rolling quickly into each other now! We spent a Saturday afternoon a few weeks ago packing up most of our kit into our main bags. All the team equipment has to be split up, and taken out between us – I have the tent outer! I also have some Baffin Boots to Read More…

Arctic-Mummy’s Last Bash

Saturday 19th March was my last fund-raiser! Judy who has superb organisational skills, and an excellent network, invited the majority of the guests and co-ordinated her army of support! Most of the food was prepared and donated by friends and family, as a result we had the most amazing feast with plenty for all (and some Read More…

Having written my blog from the start of this adventure 14 months ago I was keen to be able to post whilst I was actually out in the Arctic! I wanted to be able to tell the school children following me  just how well the clothing was working, how cold it got, and what adventures Read More…

Abbotts Ann Primary School is a tiny village school with just over 100 pupils. We had an amazing amount of fun during their North Pole Day in February. Part of the day involved a sponsored walk, where all the children, and many of the staff spent an hour walking (but mainly running) round set routes Read More…

I recently visited Mary Collins year 2 class at Wherwell Primary School. They were a lively group of children, who clearly enjoyed learning, and were very participative. The children were keen to know how I would keep warm out in the Arctic, with temperatures up to minus forty degrees Celsius. I took in most of Read More…

#Polar Racer Balloons Travel 1000 miles

  The closing date for the Arctic-Mummy Balloon race has passed, and we are still receiving cards back from Europe! We have received back over 20 cards from 5 different countries, England, The Netherlands, Germany, The Czech Republic, and Hungary! The winners are the two balloons which reached Hungary. The furthest balloon reached Kalocsa, Hungary, which Read More…