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1923, four students from Oxford University made the first crossing of the Spitsbergen ice cap. Bad weather, failing equipment and heavy sleds made the 32-day crossing an unimaginably arduous endeavour.
93 years later, to the day, four students from the same university returned to the Arctic in their footsteps, to discover the secrets of their epic journey and see first hand the beauty of this pristine wilderness.
The film Spitsbergen Retraced tells the story of this unsupported journey across the ice as the team experiences arctic storms, stunning alpine ridges and historical treasures.
In the footsteps of the first crossing of Spitsbergen
Rocky ridges and first ascents in a sublime Alpine landscape
Creating high-resolution 3D models of glaciers never seen before
If you'd like to watch the film, please get in touch and we'll share the password with you.
Expedition Medical Officer
Expedition Historian and Filmmaker
Expedition Photographer and Filmmaker
Local Polar Expert
We'd love to hear from you whether it's feedback on our film or if you're planning a similar expedition yourselves.
We've prepared an expedition report which outlines the details of the expedition in all its glory, including kit lists, route maps and more!