Meeting - Lecture - Driving to Mýrdalsjökull
Participants picked up at their accommodation at 08:30. This first day is spent indoors on a combination of lectures and planning and sorting gear and ends with a 2 hour drive to our base at Mýrdalsjökull.
Gear check and discussion.
Arctic expeditions: Specific expedition requirements; equipment, insurance issues, general safety, rescue, polar-bears, logistic issues, communication (Iridium/GlobStar other). Spiced up with real stories and pictures from the field.
Antarctic expeditions: Specific expedition requirements. As above (but no bears).
Expedition nutrition and food preparation: Food, fuel, stoves etc. Tricks of the trade and pitfalls to avoid.
Food packing and intro on communal gear for the expedition.
Lunch at a local restaurant (not included), dinner at a restaurant (not included).
Accommodation – camping; Base camp style