Homage On The Way

Published on 09.07.2010 - The Northern Passage 2010

On his journey north, Borge and his two shipmates have made a stopover in the famous Port of Tromsø. A question of making some repairs to the trimaran and of paying homage to some celebrities who were lost at sea.

Borge Ousland is therefore continuing his journey towards the north of Norway. In fact, the explorer is very satisfied with his navigation because he is making pretty good progress in the Norwegian waters.

By the evening of 06 July, the trimaran had already reached the town of Tromsø. This town of some sixty thousand inhabitants is often called the Paris of North and was for a long time an important base for the great polar explorations of the past. Whence its international atmosphere.

As Borge has a Frenchmen on board, he took advantage of his stopover in this legendary town to visit a stela that had been built at the time by the French newspaper, Le Temps. This monument had been erected for the purpose of honouring the Norwegian and French crews that disappeared in 1928 while searching the Arctic for Umberto Nobile's Italian expedition. An adventure during which Roald Amundsen and the French pilot Rene Guildbaud were lost at sea.

The members of Borge's expedition also took advantage of this stopover to visit the Polar Museum, where the various great Arctic adventures are recounted.

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