25-09-09 Ice Maiden
The pontoon moorings at Kinlochbervie have been playing host to an interesting and well-travelled yacht this week.

In 2007/2008 the 50ft steel-hulled yacht 'Ice Maiden' played an important part in James Hooper's and Rob Gauntlett's successful expedition '180 Degrees' to travel from the geomagnetic North Pole to the magnetic South Pole.
[Ice Maiden, 180 Degrees, Kinlochbervie]
[Ice Maiden, 180 Degrees, Kinlochbervie]A year earlier they had become the youngest men to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Another interesting account of their pole-to-pole journey can be found on the ExplorersWeb website.



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