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ICE2017 Newsletter (No.1)
Greetings from the ICE2017 Team !!!
This is our first Newsletter, which is distributed via Group Email, to everyone who has shown interest in receiving occasional news bulletins on our progress.
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Progress So Far….
Over the last 2 months (February – March 2016), we have been quite busy setting-up the new website, for our next expedition to Iceland (www.ice2017.no).
The old website www.ice2015.no is still alive and freely accessible, so please go in and take another look whenever you have some free time, to enjoy all the material we have shared there – lots of photos, maps, videos, Info, links, etc.
We have published 18 New Blog Articles, which can be opened directly via the links below, or accessed via the “Full Blog History” Page on the website – Please take a look at them sometime:
We have been busy trying to raise Sponsorship and Support, but have not received that many positive replies so far. It’s quite a different set of economics we are facing, compared with 2 years ago, when we conducted the same search for sponsors. Today, it seems that most companies are much more reluctant to get involved in any form of sponsorship or support, probably as a direct result of the overall need to reduce spending by most companies in todays harder economic climate. However, we have not lost faith, and we will keep trying, as that’s the only route that will take us there in the end. We have re-gained 2 of our previous Sponsors from ICE2015, namely Game-On and Smith Optics, as well as further Support from GoPro – for which we are extremely grateful. We have a lot more requests for Sponsorship and Support still out there right now under consideration, and we hope that some will respond in the positive. We will of course keep you updated with any further developments – New Sponsors and Supporters are always announced with new Blog Articles, as well as thanked on our Acknowledgment Page and Sponsors / Supporters Logo Slider.
Neil is currently laid-off 100% from Proactima, and is home unemployed. He is therefore using some of his newly acquired “free time” to maintain and develop the ICE2017 website. If you have any useful or interesting material you wish to share with us that could be expressed on our website, please contact us.
Once again, we have a “Wish List” Page, which we hope someone out there will be help us with – donations / sponsorship / etc.
Please take a look, and let us know if you can help us out in any way – Thanks a lot in advance.
New Expedition Quadcopter
We have a new and much better Expedition Quadcopter Drone under construction and testing. It’s much more powerful and has a lot more cool functionality than the 2 Quadcopters previously used on ICE2015. We will be working on this project throughout the forthcoming period. A new topic page covering the Expedition Quadcopter Drone will be published under the “Projects” Page in the near future. Gunnar will remain the key player in this project, as Quadcopter builder and pilot. However, Dina has also expressed great interest in also becoming a pilot and has already started to learn on a small scale model, to develop her piloting skills.
New Team Member
Ketil Ryssdal Thorsen has joined the ICE2017 Team. Ketil was a keen follower and contributor to ICE2015, and is happy to be part of the next expedition. Ketil will be upgrading his Land Rover Discovery in the near future, to make the vehicle “Expedition Ready”. Its great to have him on-board.
We would like to receive practical feedback from this Newsletter – Its nice to know what you think and how we can improve for the future. We look forward to your replies and input – Thanks a lot in advance.
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Happy Easter – God Påske