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.

Contact us

Please feel free to drop us a mail with your comments and suggestions.

Focus on

Expedition website

The Coldest Journey (Sir Ranulph Fiennes & Team)

Antarctic 2012-2013 - ongoing

25.10.2012 -

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is back in the Antarctic for a world first. He will lead a team of explorers to conquer…

Support the IPF

Support us

All donations to the IPF are tax deductible.

Donations can be made by various means, depending if they are made by a company or by individuals.

Support Us

Polar Explorers

3 Random Polar Explorers from our directory. More inside!

Browse all explorers

Keep in Touch

RSS Feeds

Subscribe to our RSS feeds to be warned in real time when the website is updated.