New plan.. Heading North again
It ain’t over, till it’s over!
Upon hearing of our aborted trip our very good friend Ian Jackson offered to help keep the trip going.
Conrad has known Ian for 30 years and he is very fit and strong, but his experience of cross- country skiing and winter camping is limited.
Physically and mentally he has had no preparation time for such a big undertaking, so it is a huge gesture that he has made offering to keep the trip going.
Conrad and Hilary arrived back in the Uk last night and we made the decision this morning. Hilary, despite her own back problem is delighted the trip is still progressing, although sad not to be continuing herself. Gill , Ian’s wife has been equally supportive, especially given the short notice.
Ian and Conrad both realise it is a going to be very hard to succeed given the lack of preparation, but they are going to fly out to Norway and resume skiing on Wednesday and just enjoy each day as it comes and see what happens.
Conrad is spending the weekend preparing boots, skis and equipment for Ian.