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Topic - Fitness for polar expeditions

Calum Nicoll - on 11 Oct 2012
I am keen to get involved in polar trips. Starting off, I fancy doing something in greenland, maybe the nansen route.

However, I am not sure how fit I need to be. Would be unguided. I don't really have a reference point, I know quite a few people who've been to greenland, but just for mountaineering/short trips, not dragging a sledge for hundreds of miles.

What's a good source for info etc?

Also, why does everyone seem to go in april/may, is it more stable weather? Because I thought it was cold enough in the interior that the snow wouldn't melt, regardless of the time of year. Or is it just that in midsummer the start/end would consist of many miles of slush and rivers in the ice?
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