North Pole 10K Ski Expedition
6 days with PolarExplorers Rating:
Arrive at Longyearbyen, transfer to hotel, evening welcome reception. Review of clothing and equipment. Night at hotel.
A day in Longyearbyen to practice skiing, review expedition procedures and take care of last minute details. Night at hotel.
Charter flight to approximately 89 degrees north, where there is an ice runway and the small Barneo basecamp. Once at the basecamp we'll take a ski tour of the surrounding ice and practice pulling our sleds and negotiating the rubble and pressure ridges while skiing. Night spent at Barneo Basecamp in heated tents
Helicopter flight to within striking distance of the North Pole. We'll get dropped off on the ice with our skis and sleds for the final push to the North Pole. The actual distance that we cover will be determined by ice conditions and drift trends, but will likely be between 5-10 kilometers. Upon reaching the North Pole we will celebrate with photographs, toasts and calls home. The celebration will extend into the night, which we spend AT the North Pole in expedition tents (sleeping systems provided).
Helicopter pick-up flight will return us to the basecamp where we'll board our return flight to Longyearbyen. A celebratory dinner and a comfortable night indoors complete the expedition.
Optional breakfast, departure for Longyearbyen airport and flights home
All This Included
If you are interested in skiing to the North Pole, but don't want to spend more than a few days on the ice, this is your best bet! Departing from Longyearbyen, Norway, you'll board a charter flight to the Barneo ice station located at approximately 89 degrees north. We'll spend one night at the Barneo ice station before taking a helicopter to within striking distance of the North Pole. Skiing the last 5-10 kilometers to the North Pole, you'll experience many of the challenges of a longer expedition. Pressure ridges of broken ice, "leads" of open water and extreme cold temperatures are all in this day's work. When we reach the North Pole we'll set up our camp and celebrate our arrival with photos and then call home from the top of the world! A helicopter pick-up the following morning will take us back to the Barneo ice camp where we'll catch our charter flight back to Longyearbyen and all the comforts of home. This short expedition includes a day of training in Longyearbyen.
As with all of our other expeditions this is a "hands-on" experience. Your participation will be expected in all aspects of the expedition, including setting up camp. Give us a call and let us tell you more about what skills you should have prior to the expedition, and what skills we will be teaching you prior to our departure.
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