It may sound obvious, but don't forget to bring a helmet.
Cold weather kit
You may have guessed, the Ice Run is rather chilly. You can find tips on how to wrap up here.
Sadly, there is nothing harder than getting lost if you have a GPS, but you will have to get yourself one so that you can find the fuel drops and stuff. It can ruin your fun completely if you rely on it religiously though, so only use if for the necessities
Teams must bring a GPS with a USB port to enable the upload of the mapping data provided by the Event Team during the Pre-Launch Training. No training will be provided on the operation of the GPS, teams must be responsible for this themselves. Teams must also bring enough batteries for the duration of the lake section, where they will need to navigate to fuel drops, shelters and other features, using the GPS.
If you are camping, bear in mind the following from veteran Olly: "anything that uses gas will be shit in the Arctic. Get a camping stove that burns liquid fuel (MSR), then you can lob petrol, diesel, kerosene or vodka in it and it will still light. And don't bother getting a fancy lighter, the mechanism in my zippo froze solid, so we had to resort back to matches, which you can obviously buy out there".
The single most important piece of survival equipment if you are camping in truly Arctic conditions is your sleeping bag. This will keep you alive. Don't expect to get to Irkutsk without a sleeping bag and get one with fancy "down to -90" ratings. The locals of Irkutsk will just tell you how silly you are to go camping in the middle of winter. If you don't want to spend the coin on a truly failsafe bag and roll-mat, consider renting one from our lovely kit partners, Expedition Kit Hire.
Adventure nutrition are offering an additional 10% discount on products for Ice Runners. You can get in touch via their website. Say you're on the Ice Run to get your 10% discount.
Lastly, a word on luggage - the Urals have a 100litre compartment on the back of the sidecar. This is really not very large. You will also have racks on the top of the spare wheel, but the nub of the matter is, you'll need to travel light.
You can leave anything you won't be adventuring with in the Marriott