Finally dropped at the North Pole
Published on 08.04.2012 - Expédition Pôle Nord 2012
Alan Le Tressoler and Julien Gabon had to wait fourteen days in Longyearbyen before flying to the Pole. On Wednesday 4 April, the landing strip the Russian were preparing at NP was finally ready and the russian plane Antonov could leave the Svalbard.
Quite a difficult start for the french pair Alan Le Tressoler and Julien Gabon : even if they finally made it to the North Pole where they plan to stay six weeks, their environment is unexpected. The North Pole zone has become quite chaotic, they have found open leads everywhere and the ice is thinner than usual. "We find water everywhere around us", said Alan, "Small lakes, rivers, wide open waters, impossible to cross, that's why our russian friends had so many difficulties to prepare the landing strip these last days. ..."
For the present time, the french pair is busy setting up their base camp.