A tough place

News from Polar Race Organisers Published: Saturday 30th April 2011 09:30 For once the Gods did not smile on us and we were unable to get some of our Racers off the ice! Weather was beautiful for once but when the plane flew over our camp at the Pole the pilot decided that the ice Read More…

Just Another Little Challenge …

I am writing this email on a very small plane from Deer Bay, back to Resolute Bay. We have had a very challenging week or 2! You should have got my update for leg two, as I was leaving Check Point 3, where things all started to go a bit wrong!! Due to various reasons, Read More…

Jo & Team Polar Slugs Reach the Pole

News from the Polar Race Team Published: Friday 29th April 2011 13:30 Congratulations to Jo, Lucy & Rob!! The first team (Slugs) arrived at 01:54 yesterday morning, the second (Internationals) followed on closely at 05.00. Once again all our teams have made it to the Pole. All are in good health and enjoying the moment. Read More…

On the Home Run

We are on the home run – and hopefully by Friday will reach the North Pole. Here’s a few more images of the journey so far….. Click here to see full article

Polar Slugs First to Checkpoint 3!

Slugs crawl first into CP3 Published: Tuesday 26th April 2011 14:30 The Slugs conquered the weather and were first into CP3 located just north of King Christen Island at 17.20 local time. As team member Lucy Maizels said: “It is blowing a hooley here and it is freezing but it is Brilliant” Her other team Read More…

Polar Slugs Near Checkpoint 3

News from the Polar Race Organisers…. Communications Restored Published: Monday 25th April 2011 14:30 All came through “loud and clear” last night as the teams moved out of the “communications dead pocket” and have been making some serious inroads into the distance between them and the Pole. They have all been doing some 20 mile Read More…

Just finished 2/3 Race!

Just finished 2/3 20 mile days. Exhausted! Jo News from the Polar Race Organisers Canadian or International Waters? Published: Saturday, 23rd April 2011 21:30 Strange but true! Our racers are going through an area where we traditionally always encounter bad communications: The Maclean Strait. We could never understand the problem until the last race when Read More…

Time is tight to reach the Pole

Left CP2 yesterday afternoon. Time is getting tight to reach the Pole in time! Jo. News from the Support Team…. In the rubble Published: Thursday 22th April 2011 16:30 The Racers are making their way through the rough old ice that always forms just North of Bathurst Island. The photo was taken on the mini-expedition Read More…

We’re off again – Checkpoint 3 here we come

News from the Support Team: Race Restarts Anxious to be on their way and make sure they make the Pole the teams have opted for a 15.00 hours start (local time) today from Checkpoint 2 just south of Cator Harbour on their way to Checkpoing 3 just North of King Christian Island. They are over Read More…

Polar Slugs – First to Checkpoint 2

Hey – we made it in first to checkpoint 2!!!! News from the Race Organisers…. Reversing the result of the first leg. Team Slugs (Jo Winchcombe, Lucy Maizels and Rob MacAllister) were first into Checkpoint 2 at the end of the second leg which started from Polaris. They finished at 18.53 local time Tuesday 19th. Read More…