Spitsbergen Retraced | Oxford University Svalbard Expedition 2016
Researching, mountaineering and skiing in the High Arctic, following in the footsteps of the groundbreaking 1923 Oxford University Arctic Expedition.
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In July 2016, five members of Oxford University will travel high into the Arctic Circle to ski across the island of Spitsbergen. For the first time in ninety-three years, they will retrace the route of a groundbreaking expedition that pioneered exploration of this remote Arctic region.
While doing so, they will endeavour to further our collective understanding of the effects of the changing climate on the region through scientific research.

TEAMS

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JAMES LAM

EXPEDITION LEADER

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JAMIE GARDINER

Expedition HISTORIAN AND FILMMAKER

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WILL HARTZ

Expedition Medical Officer

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LIAM GARRISON

Expedition Photographer and Filmmaker

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STEPHEN PAX LEONARD

Expedition Diarist

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GILES COLCLOUGH

Expedition coordinator and PR officer

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Andrew IRVINE

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Noel Odell

Expedition leader

Geoffrey Milling

Geoffrey Milling

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Robert Frazer

184

miles

93

years later

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ORIGINAL PHOTOS TO REPEAT

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Days on the ice

THE ROUTE

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The route of the sledging party, as shown on the original map of East Spitsbergen submitted to the Royal Geographical Society on 2nd June 1924. The majority of topographical details were made possible only by survey-work conducted on the 1923 expedition. Their main route is highlighted in red and their sidetracks in green.

EXPEDITION PARTNERS

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