Another zoom on Weber’s victory
Published on 20.04.2010 - Richard Weber North Pole Expedition
After few days rest, Weber and his team sends us some final thoughts about the feat they have just achieved. Howard found a brillant set phrase to describe the best moments of the expedition.
Excerpts from their last communiqué : "DONE. Canada to the North Pole in 41 days 18 hours 52 minutes. It's an amazing experience that is hard to describe in a few words. I think Howard best described it when he said : "Some of the best moments are taken from the worst times".
"Spending such a long time on the ice is an incredible experience - one that allows you to grow from it. Mother Nature throws everything possible at you; storms, negative drift, whiteout, thin ice, high winds, extreme cold. You name it, we survived it."
"Our team was strong, we worked together well and reached the Pole on April 14th at roughly 9am. During the last 5 days, we only slept 11 hours in order to best the southern drift and reach the Pole as expediently as possible. We are extremely grateful to Viktor Boyarsky and his amazing Russian crew at Barneo for keeping tabs on us and collecting us at the North Pole."
"To our great surprise, he had flown in Josée and Virginie to meet us in Barneo! Tired, smelly, happy and warm, we were flown to Longyearbyen in Northern Norway to relax for 1 day and then fly home. Due to the volcanic ashes disrupting air travel in Europe, we are now stranded in one of the most beautiful Norwegian towns surrounded by gorgeous Arctic mountains."
Stay posted for an upcoming gallery from the expedition."