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The Coldest Crossing

EC CommunityJames Hipkiss

To become the first people to cross Iceland from North to South unsupported in Winter.In the Winter of 2015/2016, we shall be attempting to cross the Polar region whilst relying solely on the equipment and food we have carried and hauled with us since the start of the expedition. To further add to our load we hope to document the entire expedition through film, writing and live blog updates.

This expedition is different to most, if not all other Arctic expeditions because after we have progressed through the relatively flat Pole-like Icelandic Interior, we shall then cross a so-far-uncrossed route over the Southern Icelandic mountain ranges, including the world famous Eyjafalljokull Volcano.The sun will not rise fully throughout the expedition.