On land !

Published on 16.05.2011 - Pole to Pole Run

The point were they touched land

The point were they touched land

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Pole to Pole Run team has arrived safety on canadian land. North of Ward Hunt Island.

First part of Pat Farmer's fantastic odyssey is now over and well done.

Pat and his three companions Eric Phlips (the guide), Jose N. Naranjo (owner of a polar company) and film maker Clark Carter arrived safely at the most northerly point of Ward Hunt Island on 16 May.

They had been dropped at the geographical North Pole on 6 April and 40 days later, they touched canadian land at 83°06'11'' N / 74°26'42'' W on Ward Hunt coast.

On their counter, they have made a 789 km trek. Crossing without too many difficulties, the classical setbacks of such an adventure : the cold, the chaotic zones of the pack, the munerous open waters, the bad drifts, the thin ices...

Of course they have had also bad weather along the way but for the last 15 days on the ice, the weather was exceptionnaly good.

Now, as Pat did not plan to cross Greenland, team should wait for a plane to come and pick them up. Farmer has planned to fly to the northern-most road at Radisson, Quebec. From there and after a short rest, Pat will start cycling on roads of the western coast of the USA. This time this will be a 15 persons team.

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