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What does the challenge involve?

The three-day event is not for the faint-hearted; competitors can burn thousands of calories per day, and at night they sleep in tents in the snow in temperatures that sink as low as -30ºC. There are rest stops available where hot and cold drinks and high calorie foods are provided, but if you hav... Read more

Adam Libbey reveals how to successfully camp in snow

Camping and snow. The two words sit uneasily together, don’t they? However, it can (and will) be done, as it’s something The Arctic V will be doing while they’re competing in The Arctic Circle Race. We spoke to Adam Libbey about his experiences of camping in snow - how to do it, what it’s really ... Read more

Tracking The Arctic V: We go behind the scenes with YB Tracking

Keeping up with the team when they’re racing around Greenland will be tough - but that’s where YB Tracking comes in. During the three-day Arctic Circle Race, The Arctic V will be carrying a very special piece of kit that’ll transmit their location every 15 minutes - so you can always keep on top ... Read more

Chemmy and The Alpine 4 Ski Round Canary Wharf

If you walked through Canary Wharf’s shopping centre on Monday or Tuesday, you may have seen a bunch of athletes working out on strange-looking cross trainers while shouting about breaking a world record. If so, you’ll have witnessed the efforts of Olympian skier Chemmy Alcott and hardcore athletes... Read more

Graham Precey explains Ski 4 Cancer's mission

Ski 4 Cancer’s chair of trustees, Graham Precey, is delighted that the charity is being supported by The Arctic V. This short film explains what the charity does and how its work helps families fighting cancer. Graham, who volunteers for the charity, is delighted that The Arctic V are u... Read more

Fitness testing with The Arctic V and Chemmy Alcott at Kingston University

On a cold, rainy evening in November, we headed to Kingston University's Sport, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences Department to meet up with former Olympic athlete Chemmy Alcott and a few members of The Arctic V. Just in case you'd forgotten, The Arctic V are comprised of Chemmy, Max Willc... Read more

Chemmy Alcott reveals the drama behind The Arctic Circle Race's abrupt finish

When The Arctic Circle Race ended at the beginning of Day 3, we were all pretty worried about Chemmy and the gang. What had happened overnight - and why had the race been called off? Luckily, we managed to catch up with Chemmy this morning as she was on her way to Iceland and spoke to her about h... Read more

Ski Sunday's Graham Bell reveals what the race is really like

"Just pace yourselves! It’s a long three days, and if you get the pacing wrong - or head off too hard - you’ll suffer. Lots of people get overexcited at the starting gate - don’t fall into that trap. And the very best of luck!" Graham Bell Ex-Olympic skier and Ski Sunday presenter Graham... Read more

Kit Bag Challenge winners announced! Did you win a Jack Wolfskin bag?

We received so many amazing entries during our Kit Bag Challenge competition - and the time's come to announce who the three lucky winners are. We sat down with The Arctic V and discussed our favourites; which ones were the funniest? Who was packing the bare essentials, and living in the now? Th... Read more

Chemmy Alcott mini interview

Sorry, we've got to ask - exactly where does Chemmy Alcott get her energy from? After completing her fitness test at Kingston University, the nation's favourite (retired) Olympic skier found the time to cheer on her team members, pull a few tough-looking stretches and chat to us for a few minutes. ... Read more

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