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A city dweller that loves the outdoors and who looks for any opportunity to be involved in an outdoor adventure. Extreme is relative but I look for "my extreme and challenging" adventure as a release from the normal 5 day a week office job.

Heading off on a tangent!

Screen Shot 2015-12-04 at 10.44.10 pmFor the past 4 years I have been focused on achieving the 7 summits but in 2016 I’m heading of an a tangent.

This time I’m staying at seal level and taking part in a 14 person expedition to Heard Island, a Territory of Australian and one of the most remote areas in the world.

I’ve set up a new blog page to record my Heard Island Expedition (and some other new adventures that are in the planning stage as well).  Come over to the new page now and take a look – register, and follow the Heard Island Expedition as it heads south

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COLD

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Sitting on the spin bike right now ripping through some kilometres as a initial training for Heard Island.  And to be honest it’s more like I’m training for the weather conditions on Heard Island!

For Sydney city it’s cold.  It’s reported at 10 degrees as you can see, but the wind is starting to build – it;s cold enough to be feeling numb in my finger tips.

And by the look of the forecast if I stay here for a few more hours (and that isn’t going to happen) it will be colder still.

It’s time to head back inside!

Successful

Fantastic news  – the revised Heard Island Expedition 2016 roster is out and I’ve made the cut so I’m heading south from Cape Town in March 2016.

The team is down to 14 in total from the original 35.   It’s going to be an intensive 3 weeks on Heard Island as each of us will have to make a much bigger contribution to maintaining daily operations.