In the second episode of the Arctic Adventure series Rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood travels to the most northern town in the world, Longyearbyen, Svalbard to make final preparations for his attempt on the the North Pole.
He meets the expedition team, made up of ex-special forces, filmmakers and leading businessmen who’s lives, like Will’s, have all been affected by premature birth. Will touches briefly and movingly on his own personal reasons for making the trek – and learns the hard way that this is going to be no walk in the park.
This is Will’s first experience of the sub-zero temperatures in the Arctic Circle and he quickly realises how important mental preparation is for the challenge ahead.
You can watch the other episodes of Will Greenwood’s Arctic Adventure (and find out if he makes it to the North Pole)