All seven members of the 2019 expedition have returned safe, successful and well from Bockfjord. Welcomed back into Manchester Airport by ARG Group Leader and Home Agent, Ian Frearson, the team are really pleased with how things went and their various experiences.
With research data, imagery and samples collected, another phase of work begins so that the efforts and contributions of members, sponsors, supporters and everyone involved are realised in delivery of the outputs from the expedition. Firstly a short time to be back with family & friends and for some recovery from the exertions of the trip and the travelling. All too soon several of the team will be back at work and dealing with the surge of unread emails and messages having been out of WiFi range for the period of the trip.
Thankfully the precautions the team took to protect from bear attack were only put to theoretical test when trip wires were either deliberately or accidentally triggered by themselves. There were no sightings of polar bear in Bockfjord and yet there was another expedition not so far away that had tents and gear destroyed although gratefully, nobody was hurt in the incident.
After the initial break work will begin in earnest to sort and classify samples, undertake analyses, edit and put together film and photographs so that the all important element of reports may begin.
Look out for more information coming to this site and instructions on how to access these reports soon.