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Published by: Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
Originally published in: 2021
Version: 4 March 2021
Length: 13 pages
Data source: Published sources

Abstract

This is part of a case series. Picking up 18 months after the A case, this case study finds Misba Khan and her teammates from the Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition (WEANPE) on the Arctic sea ice, five days into their expedition to the North Pole. Misba had spent the year and a half after the first Iceland training expedition deepening her preparedness: she had learnt to use the difficult camping stove; she had built her fitness steadily; and she had developed strong bonds with the other women on the team. Now, on the ice, they are on a strict timeline if they want to reach the Pole before the season ends. Misba has a difficult decision to make: Felicity was asking her to take the lead navigating again. The previous day, Misba had performed poorly in this role and had added an unnecessary 20% to the day's distance covered. If she accepts the lead again, Misba might jeopardise the team's chance of reaching the Pole; but if she refuses, Misba is worried she might be failing herself and all the people who had supported her journey.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for postgraduate and executive education courses.

Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2018.

Geographical setting

Region:
Europe
Country:
Norway
Location:
Longyearbyen

Featured protagonist

  • Misba Khan (female)

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Abstract

This is part of a case series. Picking up 18 months after the A case, this case study finds Misba Khan and her teammates from the Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition (WEANPE) on the Arctic sea ice, five days into their expedition to the North Pole. Misba had spent the year and a half after the first Iceland training expedition deepening her preparedness: she had learnt to use the difficult camping stove; she had built her fitness steadily; and she had developed strong bonds with the other women on the team. Now, on the ice, they are on a strict timeline if they want to reach the Pole before the season ends. Misba has a difficult decision to make: Felicity was asking her to take the lead navigating again. The previous day, Misba had performed poorly in this role and had added an unnecessary 20% to the day's distance covered. If she accepts the lead again, Misba might jeopardise the team's chance of reaching the Pole; but if she refuses, Misba is worried she might be failing herself and all the people who had supported her journey.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for postgraduate and executive education courses.

Settings

Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2018.

Geographical setting

Region:
Europe
Country:
Norway
Location:
Longyearbyen

Featured protagonist

  • Misba Khan (female)

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