Being able to rescue your team members from a crevasse is an essential skill that the team hope never to use in anger in the Antarctic. However, in the pursuit of learning such an important concept, the team ventured to the French Alps in July 2013 for two weeks of fresh alpine air. Not only was this the first taste of European Glaciers for many of the team, an attempt …Read More
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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
Christmas time was once again celebrated by the HSX Christmas weekend, and with it the infamous Adventure Race. After a stock up on supplies for the gruelling 3 hour event and a quick brief we all set out in the muddy new forest. As we all had different tactics the start of the race was manic with all the pairs running off in different directions to the check points. …Read More
Another great video from the Antarctica Team and their time in the Alps this Summer.
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
Why not check out HSX Antarctica learning crevasse rescue techniques on the Mer de Glace
The team putting up tents on the Col du Midi the day before the climb up Mont Blanc
Here’s our final video… Thanks to Andy “Smudge” Smith for making this in ridiculously record time… Please enjoy it… And if you want to sponsor us, you still can here…. https://mydonate.bt.com/events/hsxjogle
So, part one of teamHSX JOGLE met in Winchester at the fire station and after an eventful packing session which nearly saw Neil & Alan’s bikes decapitated off the car they’re all on their way to Stafford to wait for Smudge to finish work… Thanks to everyone who came to see them off.. The A34, M40 & M42 have all been choka block… But they will get there eventually… But …Read More
This weekend we finally set off for John O’groats to start our seven day JOGLE epic… We’ll try and post twitter updates so look for #HSXJOGLE and if any of you, your friends or families want to donate, they can here…. https://mydonate.bt.com/events/hsxjogle Wish us luck…. teamHSX doing the JOGLE….