Adventurers were 'rookies to Arctic'

Philip Goodeve-Docker and his team mate Andy Norman were both "rookies to the Arctic" according to Mr Norman.

Writing on his website before the trip, the 33-year-old former IT professional said he was "setting foot for the first time in the Arctic Circle" and described Mr Goodeve-Docker as "completely new to the Arctic and indeed this adventure lark" but added that his friend had been "training furiously".

Mr Norman and Mr Goodeve-Docker undertook the unsupported crossing with experienced expedition leader Roan Hackney.

The trio was supported and monitored during the trip from the UK, managed by a world leader in managing Greenland expeditions.

Mr Norman and Mr Hackney remain in hospital.

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British man dies on Arctic trip

A British man has died after getting into difficulty during an expedition in Greenland. Philip Goodeve-Docker was crossing the Greenland ice cap with two friends on a 'trip of a lifetime' when the group got into trouble. Two men remain in hospital.