North Pole Winter Expedition 2006

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From 18.01.2006 to 23.03.2006 - Status: success

Mike Horn and Borge Ousland

Mike Horn and Borge Ousland

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In mid January the two well-known explorers, Mike Horn and Borge Ousland, will be heading off on the first-ever attempt to arrive at the North Pole during the winter. This involves a 1000 Km walk on skis from the northernmost point of Siberia to the 99th latitude during the darkest and coldest months of the year. They believe it will take 67 days to arrive at the North Pole and that they can get there before the sun rises over the horizon.

On th 12th of January, they will fly to Dikson, then further to the Island of Sredny where they will await the correct weather conditions for the MI8 helicopter to take them through to Cape Artichesky, the northernmost point of Siberia.

This expedition 'North Pole Winter Expedition' will start on the ice arround the 15th of January at Cape Artichesky. From there, they will be on their own, ready to affront the extreme conditions of the Arctic.

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