Ultrarunner’s Polar Quest Halted Due to Lack of IceBy Michael Frank on January 18th, 2013
Ultrarunner Tim Williamson was due to set off on a record-breaking trek across the Arctic ice, leaving from Canada’s Resolute Bay for a walk, without skis, of 2,200 miles lasting between 100 and 120 days. But after receiving advice from an independent geographical society and several seasoned Arctic expedition campaigners, he has postponed his trip. The 25-year-old’s quest would almost surely have gone awry, his team says, because last summer was so unusually hot and the polar ice that has formed would’ve been especially treacherous to cross. Williamson says he’s not giving up the idea though. He’s headed to Iceland where he’ll spend the next four months training for walking and jogging in harsh conditions. Via Grough.
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