The best way of getting ready for an arctic expedition is to do exactly what you would be doing in the arctic – pulling a sled. Except a sled is a big thing to haul around so I take our old worn out tires and pull them up the hill. It is a bit like walking a cute dog that gets lots of attention. Everybody stops and is curious what you are doing. I train at the Fernie Provincial Park cross country trail because it has steep hills, my favorite. I just love to push these tires, around 40 kg up a 35 degree slope and edge my skis, pushing my weight forward while I am pulling the tires as hard as I can. Afterwards you feel so fulfilled by the hard work that a spin class in the gym looks easy.