The Sea Ice & Islands Expedition (c)
2020 DOGSLED EXPEDITIONS - THE SEA ICE & ISLANDS EXPEDITION (c)
Want more than a Tourist trip? Think you’re up to a Real Expedition in the Arctic?
Mel organises or leads Dogsledding Expeditions into the Arctic and Mountains each year and Team Member places are open for the public to apply on 26th August 2019 (International Dog Day).
Unique Dogsledding Expeditions for Adventurers. Exploring, traversing and enjoying Europe’s last Wilderness areas in Arctic Lapland. Experience the beauty of the Northern Lights, the Polar Night and Arctic Wild Animals, feel the thrill of travelling with a team of super friendly racing huskies. Travel across Deep Snow, Arctic tundra, Sea Ice, Mountains and Lapland Forests. Challenge yourself, make great friends, go with experienced and qualified Team Leaders and be part of the team!
DOGSLEDDING EXPEDITIONS IN THE ARCTIC 2020
Dogsled experience is not essential, but some winter, expedition or endurance experience is advised, as is a good level of fitness, a robust personality and of course a love of dogs and adventure.
There are 3 different Expeditions in 2020. These are extreme weather, actually exploring, unsupported, hands-on, challenging, real Expeditions with a mission, Expedition objectives, a climate research element and Media coverage.
Organised by Mel Andrews with experience from a decade of similar solo Expeditions, a multitude of Outdoor Qualifications and many Diplomas from finishing Europe’s most extreme, long distance Dogsled Races. Mel has designed these Expeditions for Adventurers wanting more than a "hut to hut" multi-day tourist trip or Safari.
Following instruction & training, each team member drives a loaded sled and 5-7 of Mel's racing sleddogs, cares for their dogs throughout the Expedition (under guidance) and is a full team member, helping out with camp set up and daily tasks, navigation, day-to-day planning, research data gathering and achieving the Team’s Goals!
These are sponsored and subsidised Expedition’s, however Team members do pay towards the cost of their place. Anyone wishing to raise personal sponsorship or do the Expedition for a Charity will be supported and helped as much as possible. There is Media coverage organised for each Expedition, so please only apply if you are happy to be filmed, photographed and interviewed.
Sleds, Dogs and all Dog & Camp gear is provided. Personal Winter Gear, Clothing, Boots & Sleeping bags are available to borrow or purchase at Basecamp.
Team member place cost includes: all meals, accommodation, transfers, training, dog team, camp gear, fuel, location fees and emergency extraction, during training and the Expedition, flight advice and a full Expedition pack with kit list, in depth Expedition details and personal preparation tips. Not included: Flights, Alcohol, Candy, personal travel insurance and personal clothing/gear.
2) THE SEA ICE & ISLANDSEXPEDITION (c) - February 2020 - Crossing the frozen Baltic Sea - From Lulea Sweden to Kemi Finland - travelling approx. 400km in 8 Days - Saturday 8th - Sunday 16th February 2020 - Subsidised cost: £2,395 per team member.
CURRENTLY 3 PLACES AVAILABLE
Applications open: Monday 26th August 2019 for the 2020 Expeditions. Detailed information about each Expedition can be disgusted on the phone.
To apply please send the following details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Your name, address, phone & email details
2) Which Expedition you want to join & why
3) Your relevant experience, skills & fitness level
4) Any health, disability, dietary or religious considerations
5) Confirmation that you are available for the Expedition, agree to be involved in all team aspects including Media coverage
6) If you will be personally funded, self-sponsor raising or involving a charity
Send your application to: email@example.com
ONCE YOU HAVE RECEIVED AN OFFER FOR A PLACE ON THE TEAM, YOU CAN CONFIRM AND SECURE YOUR PLACE BY PAYING EITHER THE DEPOSIT OR IN FULL HERE.
*Please note, deposits are non-refundable. Full T&C will be included in your Expedition Pack.