Just In Time…

Published on 28.04.2010 - Icecap Journeys

Sarah McNair Landry and her two clients, Linda Beilharz and Rob Rigato, have arrived at the Pole just in time. A few hours before the last flight from Barneo.

It was on 26 April at around 02:30 - Australian time (16:30 UT, on 25 April) - that the trio led by the young Canadian adventuress, Sarah McNair Landry, got to the Pole. That is to say approximately five hours after Dan Darcey and Amelia Russell had themselves reached the roof of the world. They too have had to make a "push for the Pole" during these last few days in order to counter the negative effects of the drift of the pack ice and to arrive at the NP in time.

In fact, the last session had taken 14 hours non-stop. During that time, they also had had to force their way through a completely dislocated icecap, to use their sledges to cross interstitial water channels and endlessly to zigzag between the congestion of broken ice; even when they arrived at the strategic point of 90° 00' 00", the Pole at that time was on top of a strong compression zone. That takes the biscuit!

Sarah McNair Landry, Linda Beilharz and Rob Rigato availed themselves of last MI-8 flight from Barneo (Viktor Boyarsky's logistics) to jump into his helicopter, which already had Amelia Russell and Dan Darcey aboard, for a flight to Barneo and then to Spitzberg.

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