Christina Franco North Pole Solo

Early March 2009, Briton Christina Franco (43) will attempt to complete the first female solo expedition to the North Pole. The 775 km journey from Ward Hunt in northern Canada will be undertaken on foot pulling supplies including food and fuel on a sled.

Follow-up

Below are all the news we published about the Christina Franco North Pole Solo expedition

  • Goodbye and see you next year…

    Published on 21.04.2009

    Christina Franco is back home already. Despite that, she still managed to cover a few dozen miles over the Arctic pack-ice and is raring to go again in 2010.

  • A training run for next year

    Published on 14.04.2009

    Christina Franco has finally arrived at the Barneo base. From there, she took an MI 8 helicopter and was dropped off a hundred kilometres from the Pole.

  • Save the rhinoceros!

    Published on 06.04.2009

    You probably wouldn't expect to hear us talking about rhinoceroses in a series of reports chronicling polar journeys to the Arctic... And nor would we. Yet we still have to talk about them...

  • Christina, take 2 !

    Published on 24.03.2009

    She said she would, two weeks ago when she was forced to be airlifted off the sea ice after her stove failed to light properly. And now she has. That's right, Christina Franco is on her way again.

  • All over after just two days

    Published on 17.03.2009

    On day 2 of her expedition, the stove broke. No way of repairing it. Tears from Christina. And, of course, exit Christina. For the time being, anyway...

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