Hear all about tough race through Arctic

Jamie Pattison and the team during the challenge.
Jamie Pattison and the team during the challenge.

A Morpeth man, who was part of a team which won what is billed as the world’s toughest Arctic race, is giving a talk about his experiences.

Jamie Pattison will deliver an inspiring public lecture at 7pm tomorrow at Newcastle College Lifestyle Building about his adventures earlier in the year competing in the inaugural Berghaus Iceman Polar Race – an extreme self-sufficient 100km challenge over remote Arctic Greenland.

Jamie won the event alongside team-mates Natalie Taylor, a British Army Doctor, and Scott Webster, a professional mountain guide, in an event which saw them having to avoid polar bears and deal with temperatures down to minus 30 degrees along with polar arctic storms and blizzards.

Jamie is currently an ambulance technician for the North East Ambulance Service and the medical officer of the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team.

During 2010-2011, Jamie also led the technical-access element of a glacial survey, getting a team of climate scientists into difficult-to-access ice locations.

Jamie is passionate about inspiring others to seek out adventure, no matter how far afield you can (or cannot) travel – adventure is everywhere. His Facebook page dedicated to this purpose is @jcxplore.

Donations will be welcomed during the evening for two charities – the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and Doctors For Nepal. Specialist equipment from the mountain rescue team will be on display too.