What the heck do you take on a polar expedition anyway

Incase you weren't aware, I'm currently on my way to Greenland! Thanks to the Antarctic Heritage Trust, myself and three others are attempting to cross the second largest polar ice cap in the world, in honour of Fridtjof Nansen, the fist person ever to complete this mission.

We have been given a huge amount of gear from Kathmandu for our Greenland crossing. We will be wearing the new XT range and putting it through its paces. It is such a surreal feeling, packing thousands of dollars worth of gear into huge Kathmandu bags, knowing that 18 months ago I couldn't have afforded even one of the 4 jackets we have been given.

There is gear I have never used, like our snow shoes. This sparks excitement in me, new gear for new terrain on a new adventure.

What the heck do I pack to take with me to a giant iceberg anyway?