2 × kayaks; NDK Explorer Description
Sea Kayaking UK (NDK) - We chose to use Nigel's kayaks for their excellent performance in heavy going tough conditions. Expeditions that have used these kayaks previously have proven that they can take anything that the sea throws at them.
2 × GORE-TEX® EXPEDITION DRY SUIT
2 × RONIN PRO PFD
2 × NEO KAYAK MITT
2 × OUTERCORE LONG SLEEVE
2 × SURFSKIN BALACLAVA Description
"The company now known as Kokatat was started in 1971 by a college student named Steve O’Meara with an eye towards
making innovative outdoor gear. With Steve still at the helm, our company continues to dedicate itself to his original intent,
offering the industry’s most extensive line of watersports wear and enjoying a deserved reputation for product quality and
commitment to watersports."
Alfa Fritid is the leading kayak firm in the northern part of Norway with quality and service in each part of their business.
Alf is helping us in many ways, including linking us with some of our sponsors and also providing priceless logistical help.
80 days worth of high quality food for the two of us.
"REAL Turmat is a nutritious meal made from fresh Norwegian ingredients.
The weight is minimal and all you need is hot water and a spoon. REAL Turmat comes in 13 tasty varieties and is available from hiking and sports shops."
"Johnson Outdoors is the leading provider of innovative, top-quality recreation products that make it easy for people to have fun in the great outdoors."
Gear List 3 paddles:
2 × Kinetik touring crank shaft
1 × Kinetik touring straight shaft (spare)
"Lendal™ is driven to produce kayak paddles that surpass conventional concepts of performance and function."
1 × 5th Season EXO - Eureka tent
"Eureka!® offers quality tents and sleeping bags for a wide spectrum of campers and environments."
1 × Silva compass
"One of the most respected and widely recognized brands in the outdoors"
2 × Arctic Goose WB sleeping bags
2 × DownMat 9 DLX
"Since 1997, the Exped Team has designed and built the highest quality, specialized gear for the active, outdoor enthusiast."
1 × Rifle
1 × Flare Gun
Svalbard Snøscooterutleie AS can help you with accommodation, activities, logistics, rental and sale of snowmobiles, cars and equipment on Spitsbergen.
Logistical support with supply drops in the remote parts of Svalbard.
"Quark Expeditions, the leader in polar adventures, returns to Svalbard in 2008, with two Adventure Ships, Akademik Sergey Vavilov and Akademik Shokalskiy, plus the icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov. We operate the largest fleet of polar expedition vessels in the world."
Foam for fitting and insulation
"Palziv specializes in Cross-Linked, Closed-Cell Polyethylene and Synthetic Rubber Foams. Material is available in both Roll
and Block Form and is used in the Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Sport and Leisure Industries. Palziv maintains
the professional know-how and the core competency to provide tailored solutions for any type of foam-based product."
clothing items Description
"You won’t find better gear to keep you comfortable In all conditions than SmartWool.
It’s the best fiber in the world for cold and warm, wet and dry weather use.
Super-fine fibers from New Zealand’s specially bred Merino sheep combined with a production process that
removes all itching and shrinkage, gives you a layer you’ll never want to take off.
The result: More comfort over a longer period of time."
2 × alpha sv jacket
1 × dually belay parka
1 × alpha sv bib
2 × rho ltw bottoms
1 × delta sv jacket
1 × Palisade Pant
1 × Fugitive Hoody
1 × Gamma LT Pullover
1 × rho ltw zip
1 × Tau Beanie
2 × Gamma SV Glove Description
Driven by innovation, ARC'TERYX was founded to build better gear. We didn’t just focus on incremental advancements,
but on radically improving the status quo. We began with climbing harnesses and then proceeded to tackle packs and
apparel with the same single-minded obsession for creating the lightest, best performing, and highest quality products available.
To realize our vision we’ve created groundbreaking new construction technology,
developed paradigm-shifting designs and harnessed major fabric technology developments.
2 × Snap Dragon decks Description
“Sunspots Kayak Shop is based in Rotorua, New Zealand. They stock a range of high-quality equipment for sea and
whitewater kayaking, including the Snap Dragon decks being supplied for the Svalbard Expedition.”
"יוצא לשייט בלב ים, טיפוס לפסגות של
טיבט, מסע ג'יפים במדבר? עם טלפון לוויני אתה יכול לטייל במקומות הפראיים והמרוחקים ביותר בעולם ועדיין לשמור על קשר כשיש צורך.
מטייל או עובד באזורים מסוכנים, מוכי אסון,
מנותקים מתשתיות תקשורת? כל עוד יש
לך קו ראייה נקי לשמיים, הטלפון הלוויני
יאפשר לך לעדכן את מי שצריך במצבך.
נובה תקשורת מציע לך לשכור טלפון לוויני
לנסיעתך הקרובה ולהינות מתקשורת אמינה, רציפה ואיכותית במקומות המרוחקים ביותר בעולם."
500 × Nature Valley Granola Bars Description
Enjoy Nature – Enjoy Nature Valley
"שייט בלב ים, טיול אופניים בפארק, קמפינג עם המשפחה....הגוף שלך מוציא אנרגיה.
חטיפי Nature Valley הם הדרך של הטבע להעניק לך אנרגיה בחזרה. אנרגיה מהטבע.
חטיפי גרנולה מדגנים מלאים ודבש טהור מעולה. חטיפים טבעיים כמו שהטבע התכוון..."
1 × Trip wire
"Our shop caters for the needs of those with Yamaha or Polaris equipment whether it be Snowmobiles, Boats, ATV's, MC's or Outboard motors.
We also have a wide selection of clothing to go with the different activities associated with each catagory.
For those interested in Hunting, Firearms and Ammunitions we have a well stocked section on this topic with an
expert to help you in your choice. We are situated 150mts north east of the university on the raod to mine 7.
Come in and have a freindly chat about your needs,
or contact us on: telephone: 79 02 32 00 fax: 79 02 18 10"
In the beginning it was only an idea, later on Tim joined, we then had to find sponsors,
knowledge and help in order to make this expedition happen.
We would like to thank all those who paticipated in bringing us one step from the start.
Behind each logo, each company there are people who worked hard to arrange the right gear for us,
not only money was invested here but also time and energy.
Thank you... Bill Davis from Quark Expeditions
Chris Heffernan and Murray Hamilton from Johnson Outdoor
Silje from Drytech
Adi from General Mills
John Irvine and Laura Fergusson from Arc'teryx
Lior Shoham from Nova Communications
Lisa Beckstead, Marta Miller and Matt Porter from Kokatat
Babi from Kal-Gav
Daniel from Harduf
Anette Hekne from Spitsbergen Travel
A Special thanks to...
Ida Marie Steinsmo from Svalbard Snøscooterutleie. Ida is looking after our gear,
kayaks and food in Svalbard weeks before the expedition. She also advised us in many things and was our contact person in Svalbard.
Nigel Dennis from Sea Kayaking UK. Nigel's main concern, in each conversation was that we will keep ourselves warm.
He didn't just give us two excellent brand new customized kayaks, but was also a valuable resource of information about
paddling in arctic conditions. Thank you.
Alf Andreassen From Alfa Fritid is responsible for making the intial contact with half of our sponsors. He also dealt with
all the gear logistics. Almost every gear item, including the kayaks were sent to him in Tromsø
and he arranged the transfer to Svalbard. Without Alf, we are not sure this trip could have been possible. Thank you.
Our great help, source of information, our weather forecast, our voice to the world... we want to thank Anna Amalie Kamstrup.
She is not only our ground support, but also had to hear Alon talking about Svalbard every day in the last year.
What have we done without you?
"הרדוף תוצרת מזון אורגני מתמחה בייצור,
ייבוא ושיווק של מוצרים אורגניים אותם ניתן למצוא בכל רשתות השיווק וכן בבתי הטבע ובחנויות המתמחות.
כל מוצרי הרדוף גדלים ומיוצרים בהתאם לתקנות האורגניות ומאושרים כאורגניים על ידי גופי פיקוח בינלאומיים מוסמכים.
בנוסף, המוצרים כשרים באישור הרבנות הראשית לישראל."
"Harduf Organic Products is Israel's largest organic food company,
and is the leading and most reliable organic brand in the country.
It is a fully owned subsidiary of Tnuva, the biggest food corporation in Israel."
Link www.harduf.co.il ×