Ice Bears & Islands

Ice Bears & Islands

Svalbard – A kayak circumnavigation. 2200 km, 3000 polar bears and 3 kayakers

Icebears and islands talk posterIllustrated Talk by Tara Mulvany

We are very lucky to have arranged for Tara to give an illustrated talk in Jersey about her amazing expedition around Svalbard (Spitsbergen).

In 2015 Tara was part of a team of 3 sea kayakers who undertook a grueling 2000km circumnavigation of Svalbard (Spitsbergen) 817miles from the north pole.

The team had to contend with constantly moving ice flows and an epic 26.5 hour crossing beneath the Austfonna Glacial cliffs. Ashore the group had to deal with over 40 close encounters with Polar bears.

Tara has completed some epic kayaking trips, the biggest being a winter circumnavigation of the South Island New Zealand. In 2014, aged 25 years, she became the first woman to have kayaked around both the North Island, and the three main islands of New Zealand. Later that year she sneaked in a 1200km solo kayak circumnavigation of Vancouver island.

Tuesday 24 November 7.30pm at St Helier Yacht Club, Jersey.

Tickets £8. Advance booking advised.

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