Almost at South Georgia

The conditions are like being in the Med with an arctic breeze to keep us in check, the excitement is building fast as it looks like we will reach King Hakkonn bay in the middle of the night and will be in a position to make landfall tomorrow morning and make out first visit to […]


Calmer oceans now

Boat life : 21st Nov 2015

We’re just over half way at this point, slower going since the wind has died to under 20km, so we are running on the engine. We have been on iceberg watch for the last 36 hours which has heightened our senses for sure. Had a few Orca Whales visit yesterday and do a few small […]

And they are off : 19th Nov

Word just in from the team.  They set sail yesterday and have over 300km covered already.   The brief text message said that “all good , most suffering some sickness” . Hopefully they will get time to do a full blog post update tomorrow for us!  Meanwhile you can check our their position today on […]

Mission 7 : South Georgia

Irish Adventurer wanted to walk in the footsteps of Shackleton Chance to join Irish Ice Project Team who are off to South Georgia At this time of year many Irish people are sitting around the fire planning a winter sun getaway to cheer themselves up – not Kerryman Mike O Shea and the team from […]


Mike O Shea and Clare O Leary having successfully crossed the Greenland Icecap

Mission 6 : Greenland : Complete

Well as ye know we have made it to Isertoq and completed the crossing. The last 54 hours gave us all a real test, completing over 120km (20% of the total journey) trying to beat a massive storm that was on the way, our last 14 hours were spent trying to drive through the storm […]

Long overdue update!

Sorry for the lack of updates here on the blog – we have been slacking back here at base camp!  I hope people have been having a chance to follow on Facebook and Twitter and tracking the team on the map. Below are some updates from the team over the past week or two.  Also […]

The whole team sledding across Greenland

Day 3 – All going well

Morning We did 16k yesterday and gained 300m, was a lovely day overall, nice steady 15km wind most of the day. Amazing to just see white in every direction. The snow is very stick so it’s balling on the skis, so very little gliding, everyone in good form, Mike  

Day 2 : Greenland

Great weather again today, travelled over 11k which is good for the icefall. Lots of snow so we have managed to stay in the skis all day. Great sleep last night, total quiet, and the exercise certainly ensures the body wants to sleep. We’re back into the camping routine again pretty quickly, it still takes […]

Dragging sleds through the icefall.