A new year brings new challenges,adventures and excitement for all of us. For expedition leader, Felicity Aston, the coming year will be particularly joyful as she prepares to welcome a new member of her family to the world. This development means that the Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition will be necessarily delayed until April 2018. The extra time means that the team have the opportunity for some additional training events that will also strengthen the cultural aims of the project. The most immediate plan is to head to the Middle East in the near future - we'll post more details soon!