On any journey, no matter how epic or trivial, safety is our number 1 concern. Having a reliable way to communicate with the outside world to summon help may easily be the difference between life and death.
EPRIBHire.com.au has been amazingly supporting of Chris and Clark's various journeys right from the start, providing us with free loans of the worlds latest EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) with an inbuilt GPS. On our 2005 arctic expedition, we took two - one each, and will be doing the same on this 2008 continuation.
EPIRBHire.com.au are also providing us with our GPS for this expedition! Another vital piece of kit!
So a huge thank you to Caroline and Peter Davidson at www.EPIRBHire.com.au, for your continued, friendly support. EPIRBs, along with satellite phones, are central to all our expeditions.
In July 2005, two young Aussies Chris Bray and Clark Carter plunged inside the Arctic Circle to travel unsupported across Victoria Island, the world's ninth largest and largely unexplored island. After 58 days of hauling, paddling and dragging 250kgs of gear behind them in their home-made aluminium kayaks with fold-down wheels, they were only 1/3 the way across! It was such an incredible adventure though - including wolves, polar bears, artefacts, blizzards and unseen landscapes - that they vowed to return. After two years of prep, The iiNet 1000 Hour Day Expedition set of in 2008, and finished what they started.