It feels strange. Sitting in a coffee shop, warm, dry and with endless food and drinks if we want them. No more daily rations of dehydrated food and energy bars, filtering water or continuing along this summer's daily trend of making progress each day as we move to the next camp spot - making progress in latitude, longitude and mileage…
This is a very different update to the one we had hoped to provide.
We are safely in Utqiagvik / Barrow - where we had aimed to reach - but we're not here by kayaking as planned.
Despite making great progress along the Arctic coast, over the last few days of paddling through the historical inland route, we've witnessed some very real and hugely significant changes to the dynamics of the landscape up here.
The Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) is excited to announce the appointment of two new Explorers in Residence. Luke and Hazel Robertson were appointed as the society’s Explorers in Residence on Thursday 20th April, joining Craig Mathieson who also holds the title.
As daffodils spring up all across the country, they provide a sign of hope; a burst of colour and light after the dark winter months, reassuring us that spring is here and the warmer summer months will soon be upon us.
A short video we made of coming home for a training weekend.