Running, Swimming, Cycling, Rowing, London to Arctic

Briton, Robert McArthur and Scot, Poldy van Lynden are attempting an all-human-power ultra-triathlon from Marble Arch in London to Svalbard in the Arctic. The journey will consist of 1) Three marathons from London to Dover; 2) swimming the English Channel; 3) cycling from Calais, France, across Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and then to Tromso, Norway; and 4) rowing from Tromso to Longyearbyen, Svalbard in the Arctic. They are doing this to raise money for The Scouts, young adventurers in the UK.

The duo has completed all 3 marathons (84 miles) from Marble Arch in Hyde Park in London to Dover. The first day was from London to Wrotham Heath, second day to Ashford and third day completed the journey to Dover. A navigation error caused them to get temporarily lost, losing a few miles but eventually finding their way back on track.

van Lynden and McArthur with the Assistant County Commissioner Kent at Shakespeare Beach in Dover, England

Click here for Arch2Arctic’s base page that explains the expedition, contains the latest news, the best photos, expedition links and previous updates.

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