It is with heavy hearts that the LifeProof Ice Project team announce that they have been forced to abandon their attempt to walk to the North Pole. The Irish team of Clare O’Leary and Mike O’Shea made the difficult decision to come off the ice when they were both injured following an accident on Sunday. The incident occurred when a large block of ice moved as they were lowering a sled causing injuries to both Mike and Clare. A charter flight scheduled to resupply the team yesterday (Monday 17th March) was able to land on the ice at the team’s location and brought them safely back to Resolute in Northern Canada. They are both very disappointed but are safe and sound.
The LifeProof Ice Project began on the 7th March when Mike and Clare began their 778 kilometre journey from Cape Discovery in Northern Canada. The team had made a strong start to their expedition having covered over 60km through extremely rough ice conditions and frigid temperatures. The team will make their way back to Ireland in the next week.