Rob Gauntlett and James Hooper during the skiing stage on Greenland (click to enlarge)
One of the Greenland dog teams (click to enlarge)
Rob unexpectedly fell through the ice. He stayed in the icy water for three minutes before James and one of the Inuit hunters hauled him out. By then he was unconscious. After half an hour he gained consciousness and was evacuated by helicopter (click to enlarge)
Rob in the hospital in Upernavik where he was treated for concussion and hypothermia (click to enlarge)
Cycling the Americas (click to enlarge)
Sailing to the Magnetic South Pole. All images courtesy of robgauntlett.com (click to enlarge)
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Two young Britons set themselves the task to travel from the Geomagnetic North Pole to the Magnetic South Pole. James Hooper and Rob Gauntlett set off from a location near the Geomagnetic North Pole on the sea ice North-west of Greenland and finished 395 days later in Sydney, Australia. Getting to the startTheir jump-off town in Greenland was Qaanaaq. From there they planned to take a helicopter to their starting point, but due to bad weather the helicopter couldnt fly so they were transported with dog sleds to 79°0800N,...