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Could I Do That? by Simon Hartley

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Foreword

Gripping the reeds, I crawled out of the freezing water up to my neck on a pitch black night in the middle of Dartmoor. I'd fallen into a hidden crevasse during a night navigation exercise with the Ice Warrior team, training with for what will be my toughest challenge yet; an 800 mile, three month expedition to the centre of the Arctic. The expedition has thwarted many explorers and our destination remains a place which has never been reached by any human beings. If successful, we will not only enter the history books, but we will be able provide a greater scientific and environmental understanding of the impact we have on the planet.

I have not entered into this challenge frivolously; it is perhaps an understatement to say that it will ...

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