Crossing Greenland - Dr Gareth Andrews

In April/May 2016 Dr Gareth Andrews and his team will embark on a ski traverse of the Greenland Ice Sheet. The team of four will be attempting to cross the Greenland Ice Sheet unsupported from Ammassalik/Kulusuk on the East Coast to Kangerlussuaq on the West Coast, a distance of 550km.

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Over the course of 4 weeks they will navigate two coastal glaciers as they ascend and descend the ice sheet while having to contend with polar bears, Arctic storms, temperatures as low as -30, crevasse fields and the immense scale of the world’s second largest ice sheet – all while dragging their supplies for the entire journey in sleds weighing around 80kg!

Gareth knows that being a doctor can be as challenging as it is rewarding, and he believes it’s important for all doctors to find a passion that goes beyond the workplace in order to stay fresh when it matters most. Even though fitting in training around night shifts can be hard, Gareth strives to reach a balance because he knows that it can be all too easy for doctors to become completely consumed in their work.

Through his passion Gareth has to find time to learn about his challenge, to train, to get their right mental preparation and ultimately learn to use his equipment in the correct way to keep himself alive.

We are so looking forward to introducing Gareth to you and following his journey as he follows his passion.

This is the story of his latest adventure where you can meet Gareth and understand what sparked his imagination to go on these epic expeditions of hardship and self-discovery that all help him in his work as a doctor.

In April/May 2016 Dr Gareth Andrews and his team will embark on a ski traverse of the Greenland Ice Sheet. The team of four will be attempting to cross the Greenland Ice Sheet unsupported from Ammassalik/Kulusuk on the East Coast to Kangerlussuaq on the West Coast, a distance of 550km.

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Over the course of 4 weeks they will navigate two coastal glaciers as they ascend and descend the ice sheet while having to contend with polar bears, Arctic storms, temperatures as low as -30, crevasse fields and the immense scale of the world’s second largest ice sheet – all while dragging their supplies for the entire journey in sleds weighing around 80kg!

Gareth knows that being a doctor can be as challenging as it is rewarding, and he believes it’s important for all doctors to find a passion that goes beyond the workplace in order to stay fresh when it matters most. Even though fitting in training around night shifts can be hard, Gareth strives to reach a balance because he knows that it can be all too easy for doctors to become completely consumed in their work.

Through his passion Gareth has to find time to learn about his challenge, to train, to get their right mental preparation and ultimately learn to use his equipment in the correct way to keep himself alive.

We are so looking forward to introducing Gareth to you and following his journey as he follows his passion.

This is the story of his latest adventure where you can meet Gareth and understand what sparked his imagination to go on these epic expeditions of hardship and self-discovery that all help him in his work as a doctor.

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