Well the PricewaterhouseCoopers North Pole Expedition is semi underway. I left Sydney late Tuesday afternoon for London and yes it is sunny. I’m here to speak at a conference on Saturday morning before flying on to Norway the following week.
I appeared on the Today show on channel nine early Tuesday morning where I was interviewed about the upcoming expedition, they were quite interested in the trip and they will be doing some phone crosses to me while I’m out on the ice. If you didn’t catch the interview its on line on the Today Show’s web site.
My flight was interesting to say the least, we were delayed for 2 hours in Sydney after boarding the plane because of lightning strikes around the airport which meant I missed my connecting flight in Singapore. Lucky there was another flight leaving an hour later which they managed to squeeze me on. I arrived in London in the early hours of Wednesday morning and so did the 6 pieces of luggage that I checked in so I was stoked to say the least. I have to thank Qantas for waving my excess baggage for the trip it was a huge help. I just hope they might upgrade me for my flights home……..!
I have hit the ground running since arriving yesterday with several meetings in relation to my speaking engagement on Saturday and it feels like I have been here a week already. I crashed pretty early last night with the jet lag hitting me about 6pm but I did manage to get a full nights sleep before another meeting in the center of London early this morning.
Its great to be back in the cold weather and its only a taste of whats to come over the next 7 weeks so stay tuned as the journey begins.