The Montane Polar Iceman is one of the few adventure races in the world to be held inside the Arctic Circle.
A ski mountaineering endurance race requiring no previous race experience, teams of three of four people will be challenged to travel big distances in sub-zero temperatures pulling all their own equipment in sleds.
All courses finish in the town of Ittoqortoormiit which is Greenland’s most remote village.The village is on the tip of an incredible alpine range and is home to over 700 huskies. Opportunities for dog sledding, snowmobiling and ice fishing will be available in this amazing area.
Paul Walker from Tangent Expeditions explained:
“This new concept in Nordic skiing will appeal to people who are looking for a fun and exciting adventure in one of the most beautiful regions of the high arctic. You need to have some previous cross country or ski touring experience but don’t need to be an experienced ski racer to take part; we can teach you supplementary skills prior to the event. What’s more, an experienced snowmobile team will be on standby at Constable Point airport to provide support should you need it all the way to the finish line.”
“We very much hope we can raise significant funds for Ski 4 Cancer. Charity fundraising teams will receive a discounted entry fee plus £400 worth of free kit from the race’s title sponsor Montane. So why not join us on this adventure of a lifetime and help people living with cancer at the same time.”
Teams will meet in Iceland on Monday the 14th April, returning to Iceland on Friday the 25th. Registration for the race is now open with five teams already registered. Tangent Expeditions can provide a full training package to equip novice teams with the skills they need to complete the challenge. For more info call +44 (0)1539 563 599 or visit www.icemanpolar.com
To register your team, simply get in touch and we’ll set the skis in motion (if you’ll excuse the pun!)