Back in July 2015 you may remember that Rob and Seb visited the amazing Principality of Monaco to meet and discuss the expedition with Prince Albert II of Monaco. Today, after having HSH the Prince grant us his patronage a few months ago, the paperwork from the Palace came though. We are absolutely honoured and…Details
Well…the last few days have been amazing! After sharing great conversation and food and attending the Expedition Exhibition it was time to break out the new Rab clothing range provided to the expedition. As temperatures dropped to -26 centigrade, pulks were packed, skis were prepared and warmest jackets were donned. After a few days out in the…Details
Seb and Rob were joined by Dr Greg Williams just in time to participate in the Expedition Festival hosted by the venerable mountain hotel which was once frequented by Captain Scott, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Amundsen and Nansen. The team were invited to attend the Shackleton Award ceremony, an international melting pot of modern day polar…Details
Rob and Seb arrived at Finse1222 on Thursday 11 Feb after a scenic train ride through the Norwegian mountains. At midnight a magnificent display of the Northern Lights greeted them both; in fact it was so spectacular Seb walked out into the darkness to capture some amazing photos at -18 centigrade! Yesterday, they both began…Details
Rob and Seb are on their way to Norway for some winter training among the mountains of the Hardangervidda National Park. As well as the training, they will also be at Finse1222 and The Expedition Festival. Follow their updates over the next few days…there are some great activities planned.
Not really to do with the expedition but pretty incredible to watch! This rare footage has gone on record as the largest glacier calving event ever captured on film, by the 2016 Guiness Book of World Records. On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier…Details
Polar exploration history is rich beyond the wildest dreams of success and fame. It holds, indeed, the heaviest inheritance that has ever been entrusted to the courage and fidelity of adventurous men and women. The polar regions also hold the heaviest price on human survival. Today the British polar community lost a Great Explorer: Lt…Details
Today key overland team members, film production staff and medical consultants came together to discuss the medical research at the heart of the expedition. Scientific expedition meetings can take place just about anywhere and this one occurred, quite literally, in the corner of one of London’s busiest hospitals. It was a place for discussing the merits…Details
In episode 8 of our series of interviews, conducted by New Earth Films, Rob talks about his desire to go to the South Pole and where that thought came from.
Here at From Fire to Ice we love penguins and today is Penguin Awareness Day. So, what are you waiting for? Share the love of penguins, find out more about penguins, explore what others have to say about penguins, tell your friends about penguins, play penguin games, you could even dress up as a penguin!…Details
In the series of interviews conducted at New Earth Films, Rob talks about the operations.
Rob talks about finally making it to London and into Hospital.
A little update on the operation and how it all went.
Rob is in for a small operation to fix some potential issues with is foot.
Off to Amsterdam for a day of meetings with New Earth Films. Looking forward to it!
Rob talks about the flight back to London in the next in our series of interviews by New Earth Films.
In a series of interviews conducted by New Earth Films, Rob talks about the care he received while in a Tanzanian Hospital and what their idea of treatment was!
From Fire to Ice has been to see the Boss!..well, kind of. The very lovely Katie Murray has taken one of our wrist bands (on her wrist) down south. Thank you Katie for the photo.
Last night Rob Small and Seb Coulthard attended a private viewing of the new Enduring Eye exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal gave a stirring speech on the legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s legendary Endurance Expedition, paying tribute to the contribution made to the advancements of human knowledge…Details
Everyone should have a go at caulking a lifeboat in true Chippy McNish style. We got to spend the weekend at Shackleton Legacy and it was an experience which enlightened us as to what it must have been like doing this on Elephant Island!
In a series of interviews conducted at New Earth Films this first interview looks into what caused the fire.
Expedition Photographer Seb Coulthard talks about Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Expedition.
Every Expedition has its setbacks and we are not immune to this. Last week expedition member, Seb Coulthard, broke his wrist in three places. We have always been a very together expedition team and the thought of going on without Seb was simply out of the question. The expedition has now been postponed by 1…Details
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We are happy to announce that Moor Instruments have come onboard as expedition supporter. Welcome to the expedition.
We are happy to announce that Smith & Nephew plc has come onboard as expedition supporter. Welcome to the expedition.
Today Rob spent the day with our training partner, Anytime Fitness Twickenham, he completed a three hour training session simulating the pulling of a pulk by attaching a weight to the harness and suspending it over a bar. There were a few people at the gym who were interested in finding out more and what…Details
We made the news again – our meeting with Prince Albert of Monaco at the royal palace, along with news of the From Fire To Ice documentary, was featured in the newspapers.
Last week Rob used an unusually quiet few days in the schedule to head to South Devon for a spot of trekking. Four great days were spent camping and trekking along the coast. The trek will be a lot colder in January!
We feel completely honoured to have been given a private audience with Prince Albert II of Monaco to discuss his involvement in support of the From Fire To Ice Expedition; one of the most exciting 20 minutes of our lives.
Team members have been invited to Monaco to meet with Prince Albert II of Monaco to talk about the expedition.
Today team members visited equipment partner Terra Nova to talk about the tents we will be taking to the South Pole with us. The passion and knowledge that comes across when talking to the staff is very reassuring, every little aspect of each tent’s creation is talked about and discussed to make sure each tent…Details
Today we received a package from Equipment Partner Rab. These tops will be used by the team when training and for photo shoots during the summer months. It/s always fun opening boxes when you know there is new equipment inside. Thanks Rab.
One of our expedition supporters, The Shackleton Company, have been on display at the Best Of Britannia over the weekend. Alongside them were a full range of products, all made in Britain. This photo is of Rob and Shackleton company director, Simon, during a photo shoot in the Balvenie Morgan.
Rob picks up equipment partner Suunto’s latest wrist mounted GPS units for the team from our other partner Snow & Rock. The Suunto Ambit3 Peak is the ultimate GPS watch for sports and adventure. It guides you every step of the way, providing all we need to progress and stay safe on the ice.
We are happy to announce Suunto as official equipment partner. From the top of Mount Everest to the bottom of icebergs in the Antarctic ocean, Suunto’s watches have been worn by explorers and divers in some of the world’s wildest places. Suunto’s mission: to equip and inspire adventurers, explorers and sports enthusiasts to physically and mentally conquer…Details
Today we received a letter from Thailand! Twenty-seven letters to be exact, from a school wishing us luck. What an absolutely fantastic thing to receive, and to know we are being talked about in schools all over the world makes us feel very proud.
“We are happy to release the From Fire to Ice Expedition Trailer produced by New Earth Films. Three one hour episodes will be produced covering the fire, medical research, build up and the expedition itself. We are still in discussions with Broadcasters and will announce when a decision has been made. Hope you all enjoy…Details
Expedition Patron, Alexandra Shackleton, met with our production company, New Earth Films, during our recent trip to Norway. She talked about the expedition and why we are different from others she has previously endorsed.
During our training in Finse, Norway, we took some time to talk with Trygve Norman, owner of Hotel Finse, about why this place is so special and, why polar expeditions have been coming here for the past 100 years.
On the 10th of February 2015 the team will be heading to Finse 1222, our training partner, in Norway to conduct winter training for the South Pole. This is the same training ground that Sir Ernest Shackleton used 100 years ago and is steeped in polar history. We are also very proud to have been…Details
This is a behind the scenes shot of the first day of filming with Expedition Cameraman, Kevin, of New Earth Films and Expedition Doctor, Greg. New Earth films will document the movements of the team over the coming year and will produce a three part documentary.
On the 7th of January Rob and Expedition Research lead Andre were at the institute of sport, exercise and health (ISEH) in order to begin the medical research. Over the coming year the team will visit the ISEH regularly to continue the pre-expedition testing and also experience the low levels of oxygen in the institutes…Details
We are pleased to announce our media partner for our expedition to the pole – New Earth Films – will produce a three part series with international release. The focus will follow the team and Rob Small’s journey from his life changing fire to realising his dream to complete Shackeltons Unfinished Journey and ground breaking…Details
We are happy to announce our 4th team member, Seb Coulthard. Seb is not only a close friend, but also one of the UK’s leading Shackleton Historians. Seb will take charge of the expedition’s video and photography. Please see http://fromfiretoice.org/dt_team/seb-coulthard for more information.
The Year 6 class at the Russell Primary School in Richmond, London took time out of their day to write the expedition some letters, with questions, asking if we would come and talk to them. Rob Spent the afternoon with the class answering questions, cooking expedition food and planning expeditions!
Great Evening at Cotswolds in Piccadilly talking with the Lord Mayor of Westminster. Lovely lady with some great ideas.
The second letter opened today was from Jack, aged 9, he also wanted to wish the team luck and donate some of his pocket money. Expedition Leader Rob was amazed at this morning’s post, thank you so much.
A letter arrived in the post today that produced a lump in Expedition Leader Rob’s throat. Alex, aged 11, wrote to the team wishing them luck and donated some of his hard earned pocket money. Amazing. thank you so much.
During the Plymouth 100 event Rob was invited to wear some replica clothing that Sir Ernest would have worn. I can only imagine what it must have felt like!
Rob talked at the Shackleton 100 event in Plymouth this August. 100 years ago Sir Ernest Shackleton, and the Endurance left Plymouth heading south.
We had a great evening at the James Caird Society Dinner. Thank you so much for your support.