In April and May 2017 I trained in the glaciated Liverpool Land mountains in the Arctic circle, Greenland (shown by red pin). Polar training involve time on the ice, glacier work, crossing fiords and traverse sea ice. In Iceland, I tested an immersion suit which is essential for crossing leads (swimming across water between ice floats).
Arctic training in Greenland 2017
Immersion suit practice in glacier water Iceland
Swimming across open leads of water, immersion suit training
North Pole solo expedition support Timmy Garrett 2018
Uberman: the world's longest ultra triathlon 895km
In October 2017 as part of my ongoing training and fitness regime, I competed in Uberman a challenging Ultra Triathlon in USA. Swim 33.8km, ride 644km and run the infamous Badwater 217km. I am the 2nd person in history to complete the course.
Uberman is the world's most challenging Ultra Triathlon. The 556 mile course goes from the Mists of Avalon to the Snows of Mount Whitney. Starting on Catalina Island, participants swim 21 miles in the open Pacific Ocean to the shores of Palos Verdes. The 400 mile bike route leaves the city of Angels and climbs 20,000 vertical feet before descending to Badwater basin, at 200 feet below sea level, the lowest point in North America. From Badwater, athletes run 135 miles through Death Valley before ascending 13,000 feet to the trailhead @ Mt Whitney, the highest peak in the Continental United States. http://www.uberman1.com/#our-story-1
YouTube video Uberman1 Timmy Garrett Another Level https://youtu.be/jxiz9BsTz4I
To see article published in Outside Magazine about the race,
Tough Asia publication http://toughasia.com/blog/timmy-garrett-becomes-second-person-to-complete-worlds-most-challenging-endurance-race/
Three Radio interviews with ABC Sydney Radio. Here is the last one. My voice was affected by a combination of the dry arid conditions in the desert and the throat infection I had due to the 21 mile swim. During the swim some whales came up and left a mess in my swim. A combination of swimming through whale poo and being sick most likely caused the throat infection.