They made it to the Pole, in spite of everything

Published on 25.04.2007 - North Pole Quest

Richard Weber and his clients have also just reached the North Pole without any mishaps.

Let's remind you that, these past few days, the North Pole Quest trio had been rather worried about their food supplies running out and that they did not know whether they would have enough to last the end of their expedition.

But, now it is over: Richard Weber, Iain Morpeth and Adrian Hayes reached the North Pole yesterday morning at 11 45 GMT.

During the last few days, they have had to, as we mentioned in our previous press release, fight thoroughly first against the winds, then against the negative drift which made them loose each night the miles they had accumulated during the day. As a matter of fact, they would loose one nautical mile (1 852m) every two hours and a half. This forced them to get only a handful of hours of sleep these past few nights. Tuesday April 24th for example, on their 49th day of adventure, they slept only four hours.

On behalf of the entire IPF team, we would like to highly congratulate this very kind team.

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