North Pole

Last Degree Expedition (90 N)

This expedition challenges individuals as they ski from 89 degrees North to the Geographical North Pole (90 degrees North). Unlike the journey to South Pole which is landmass,this expedition is across the Arctic Ocean which is dynamic pack ice that requires you to be flexible to deal with the many obstacles that you will face; open water, huge pressure ridges and extreme weather. For those prepared to push themselves this is an incredible tough test of endurance in temperatures as cold as -35degrees.

  • Expedition Start Longyearbyen, Norway
  • Distance approximately 112km (Expedition 2 - 200 km)
  • Nights on Ice 10 - 20
  • Ski days 7-16
  • Daily Distance 12 - 16 km
  • Sled Weight 45kg
  • Temp. Range -20 to -35°C
  • Conditions Cold climate, ice pressure, open water, 24hr daylight
  • Challenges Skiing against drift, cold management survival, stamina, endurance.

 

 

 

Included

  • Longyearbyen transfers
  • Welcome dinner in Longyearbyen
  • Longyearbyen local ski training
  • All plane and helicopter flights associated with the expedition program
  • Food and stove fuel during the expedition Extreme Outdoor Adventures guide(s)
  • Use of specialist equipment including tents, sleds, skis. This equipment is returned to E.O.A after the expedition (see equipment list)
  • Safety/navigation/communications equipment
  • 50kg weight allowance (inc. food and group equipment)
  • North Pole certificate
  • Satellite telephone call from the North Pole or Barneo (2 mins)
  • Accommodation and meals at Barneo if program finishes early
  • CD of images (personal use only)

Excluded

  • Round trip airfare to Longyearbyen
  • Cold weather training
  • Personal clothing and accessories
  • Full medical, baggage, trip cancellation and evacuation insurance (required)
  • Excess baggage costs
  • Additional phone calls
  • Extended stay fees associated with weather delays
  • Food and lodging in Longyearbyen
  • Additional due costs (accommodation, meals etc.) to changes beyond our control i.e., weather delays
  • Evacuation, hospitalization costs
  • Training week in Norway/Finland including accommodation, travelling to and from training week.

 

 

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This expedition aims to ski from 89 degrees north to the Geographical North Pole (90 degrees north).

Unlike the journey to South Pole which is landmass, this expedition is across the Arctic Ocean which is dynamic pack ice that requires you to be flexible to deal with the many obstacles that you will face; open water, huge pressure ridges and extreme weather.

For those prepared to push themselves this is an incredible tough test of endurance in temperatures as cold as -35 degrees.

The team assembles in Longyearbyen,Spitsbergen, before flying 600 miles to Camp Barneo, a drifting ice station at 89 degrees north, which is built by the Russians for the month of April/May.

From here you set out for the North Pole on skis, pulling pulks across the drifting ice. You will arrive at the top of the world under two weeks ,before a helicopter takes you back to Camp Barneo.

Please note that this expedition could be longer due to delays brought about by the unpredictability of the Arctic weather and ice conditions. For example the flights between Longyearbyen , Barneo and the North Pole are often delayed during the season due to bad weather at either of the above location s.For these reasons, you shouls not make any firm arrangements or plans up to two weeks following the return form this expedition. Also fully flexible air tickets are advised.

Day 1

Meet in Longyearbyen and check in to hotel. Welcome dinner

Days 2 - 3

Preparation, equipment check & pulk packing. Expedition brief. Chances to get to the shops which sell very good exped clothing.

Day 4

Morning flight from Longyearbyen to Barneo Ice Camp. Final preparations. Helicopter flight to start point if weather allows and begin to ski towards our goal.

Days 4 - 11

Ski to the North Pole averaging around 12-18 km per day. We will camp on the ice in tents every night. Helicopter pick up from Pole and return to Barneo.

Day 11

Flight to Longyearbyen and transfer to hotel.

 

90 Degrees Quick Facts

Longyearbyen

Visit Most Northerly City

One of a global few at North Pole 90°

Visit Camp Barneo, a drifting ice station

Push body and mind to limits

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Dates and Prices

Expedition 1 (2017) One Degree

Dates: 4th-14th April

Duration: Approx 10 days + 5 days extra for preparations and delays.

Price Last degree 37200 euros

Expedition 2 (2017) Two Degrees

Dates: 4th -24th April

Duration: Approx20 days + 5 days extra for preparations and delays.

Price Two degrees 43200 euros

The initial deposit for either is £5000 to secure your place.

The remainder is due 90 days before departure date.

Shedule for 2018 coming soon!

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