Amelia Russell (27) and Dan Darley (33) are two young elite athletes with a passion for rowing and outdoor sports (skiing and cycling). They are attempting the trek from Cape Discovery (83° 01' N / 74° 25' W, their departure point) to the North Pole, without outside assistance.
Below are all the news we published about the Northpolechallenge.co.uk expedition
Published on 30.04.2010
Even though the condition of the ice is deteriorating every day (and especially in consideration of the pick-up), the Daniels/Hartley/Paton trio is continuing to do a barn dance with the drifting pack ice. One day forward, the next day back.
Published on 29.04.2010
Out of this spring's four unsupported expeditions, only the Dan Darley/Amelia Russel couple has successfully completed its adventure. A fine feat.
Published on 26.04.2010
Dan Darley and Amelia Russell have finally arrived safely at the pole yesterday. Few hours later the trio of Icecap Journeys expedition reached the NP as well.
Published on 25.04.2010
Yesterday, the HQ of Dan Darcey and Amelia Russell announced that the duo was heading to a final 24 hour "Push for the Pole". They had only another 42 km to go. But the pack has decided otherwise.
Published on 24.04.2010
Incredible expedition's end for the Dan Darley and Amelia Russell couple: if they don't advance for more than twelve hours at a stretch, they'll never get there...
Published on 20.04.2010
The jump across the lead that Amelia wanted to make on 17 April (over an interstitial water channel) was almost fatal for the expedition.
Published on 13.04.2010
Whereas they had thought that things would get better as they got nearer the Pole, in fact just the opposite occurred. And the couple has started to doubt...
Published on 07.04.2010
Dan Darley and Amelia Russell are optimistic that they will get to the NP before 26 April. Nevertheless, the days remain long and difficult and it's therefore a question of piling on a certain amount of pressure.
Published on 01.04.2010
A few little everyday bugbears have failed to undermine the troops' morale. Dan and Amelia have chosen to be picked up by Barneo's logistics. So they've got to get a move on...
Published on 29.03.2010
Dan and Amelia are doing everything they can to try and advance ten or so nautical miles each day. But they're having to battle against negative drift, whiteout conditions and fierce winds. It's a David and Goliath situation, but they are still managing to make headway.
Published on 23.03.2010
As with all the other teams, Dan and Amelia are currently having to cope with powerful negative drift. Broadly speaking, the distance they cover during the day is being eaten up again at night. Arrgghhhhhh, says Amelia...
Published on 19.03.2010
The hardest thing for the Dan Darley/Amelia Russel duo, now at the beginning of their expedition, has been to learn how to improve their daily routine.