Coping Strategies Used During an Extreme Antarctic Expedition

Nathan Smith, Florence Kinnafick, Ben Saunders

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The present report documents the strategies used to deal with stress during an extreme Antarctic expedition. Coping strategies identified are based on experiences shared by the leader of the Scott Expedition and co-author of the report, Ben Saunders. A variety of problem- and emotion-focused techniques were utilized during the expedition and specific contextual and practical details are provided. Information offered in the article can be used to prepare future Antarctic expedition teams to manage stressors faced while undertaking extreme journeys in the higher latitudes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017


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