Arctic Trip 2012 Report: Part One.
I donít mind admitting that Iíve looked forward to this trip for a long time. It was first offered by Bushcraft Expeditions through Bushcraft UK in 2010 but dates and finances just didnít work for me at the time so I decided to start sorting my
gear out back then. In 2011 a change of circumstances left me unable to go again so I was determined to go this year come what may.
An advanced course was planned as well as the basic one so I shifted some bookings around with the co-operation of my customers and ring fenced a fortnight to do both courses. It then transpired that there were not enough people booked on the ĒBasicĒ so that was cancelled leaving only the ďAdvancedĒ course running.
Not to be deterred, I set out
planning a week out near the course location on my own. I didnít know what conditions would be like so flights were booked online and I also booked two nights in a hotel and one night in a cabin to support the trip, giving me the opportunity to dry out gear if necessary and charge up camera batteries as required.
Little was I to know that this part of the plan would create the only significant problems on the trip.