Monday, the start of the second week in Norway and we headed an hour and a half away from camp. Our aim was a nearby valley, going as high as possible to reach a flat plateau in which we were able to use the skis over relatively flat terrain. After a few hours, we found some slopes to practice and improve our downhill skills; although not so important for …Read More
Norway is logistically perhaps one of the more challenging places to run a training expedition, which is without even mentioning the expense involved with such a task (as Europe’s third most expensive country to live in). However, this piece of Scandinavia straddling the Arctic Circle offers the best opportunity for the team to cultivate the necessary skills required for the South. After several months of planning, the team finally arrived …Read More
A lot of food is needed in order to survive the harsh polar conditions of the Antarctic whilst dragging a 150kg pulk for over 80 days. Here, we’ve have listed three of the most important foods that we believe can make or break an expedition to the South Pole. 1 Butter – Full of fat and calories. On average there are about 717 calories per 100 grams of the stuff! …Read More
This Easter 28 Scouts, Explorers, Network and Scout Active Support members return to Great Tower for an amazing weekend of adventure in the Lake District. Arriving in the Lakes on Thursday the team members enjoyed 3 full days of high adventure splitting into different groups each day to experience different activities and areas of the Lake District. Event director, Clare Symond’s said “The weekend was a great success with all …Read More
HSX went to Scotland from Saturday 15th February to Saturday 22nd February for annual training. The main blog entry covers what happened on every day, whilst this blog covers what HSX Antarctica did apart from the main group, that being on days Tuesday to Friday. The 4 out of 7 members of HSX Antarctica in Scotland were Adrian, Joe, Liam and Matt. Tuesday 18th February 2014 HSX Antarctica rented some Nordic …Read More
Click here for HSX Antarctica’s training in Scotland. Sunday Waking up to lovely weather (which doesn’t often happen in Scotland) we hurriedly packed our bags ready to hit the slopes. With two vans packed full with excited people, we departed from Badaguish and arrived at the lower car park of the ski centre. The aim for the day was to head into the Coires and practice winter skills, so we …Read More
A great weekend had by all in North Wales. Teams out walking, scrambling and climbing in Snowdonia and Tremadog.
The weekend will take place at Ferny Crofts from Friday evening, 30th August til Sunday afternoon, 1st September. We will be staying in the lodge. There is an exciting program set out including providing individual action plans and a BBQ on Sunday afternoon. The cost for the weekend will be £20. If you know anyone interested in joining HSX and finding out what we do this is the weekend to …Read More