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Sunday, 29 April 2018 01:26

Good progress on a Glorious Day

The team woke up today to a glorious morning and got off to a good early start. As you'll hear in the partial Audio Update, the team enjoyed demolishing the custom-built toilet area before leaving camp.

Saturday, 28 April 2018 17:22

The Never-ending Uphill Slope

The team encountered some adverse conditions during the first full day of skiing today. Several of the guys slept cold which makes a challenging day that much harder. The weather conditions were beautiful for skiing (clear skies and a little breezy) but the terrain presented a never-ending gentle uphill slope.

Friday, 27 April 2018 16:03

Svalbard Ski - First Day on Trail

The day began with a snow cat transfer out of Longyearbyen (see photos), past the frequently traveled areas of Adventdalen to the terminal moraine where the team began in expedition in earnest.

Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:30

The Svalbard Ski Expedition Begins

The Svalbard Ski Expedition has finally begun! After a delayed flight (due to a medical emergency on board) the team gathered in Longyearbyen and sorted out all of their equipment. When we heard from them, everyone had just had dinner together and went over the expedition itinerary.

The Last Degree Ski team is getting a well deserved day of rest after their epic push to The Pole yesterday. This morning, they were picked up from their camping spot near the North Pole, and taken to the Barneo Ice Camp which provides logistical support for all of the expedition teams. They will spend the night there and plan to fly back to Longyearbyen tomorrow. In the mean time, the team will rest, celebrate, and mingle with the staff and other visitors at Barneo. Places like this often attract some very interesting people from all over the globe and our team will only add to the exciting mix. Stay tuned for an update from the team tomorrow once they have their feet firmly planted back on solid ground.

April 21st Audio Update From Keith at Barneo Ice Camp

April 21sr Audio Update from Abdulla Al Ahbabi

Photo sent from Keith team camped at the Geographic North Pole.

Friday, 20 April 2018 23:18

The North Pole!!

A HUGE congratulations (!!) to our North Pole Last Degree Ski Expedition for reaching the North Pole today despite very challenging conditions. They reached the North Pole at 8:53 PM local time after spending 12 hours on the go and covering a total of 15-16 miles. The team (Abdullah Alsaeed, Peter Cardwell, Abdulla Al Alahbabi, Zdenek Chvoj, Harvey Oyer and Keith Heger) are thrilled to have reached their goal. Here's a quick update of their day:

The Last Degree Expedition (Peter Cardwell, Zdenek Chvoj, Abdulla Al Alahbabi, Harvey Oyer, Abdullah Alaeed and Keith Heger) had a great day. They gained 2 nautical miles overnight (we can't emphasize how nice that is!!!) and they made an additional 10 miles during the day. Their current position is N89.48.335, E127.46. Team Fioretti Mountaineers are back in Longyearbyen enjoying the civilized life! Here's a recap of each of their days:

Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:35

Team Fioretti Mountaineers Photos

A huge congratulations to Peter, Bob and Eric for arriving at the Pole yesterday after a long push on their last day. Because of their early arrival they were able to get a helicopter transfer back to the basecamp and fly back to Longyearbyen several days ahead of their scheduled return. The helicopter picked them up at 11 AM local time this morning and brought them back to the Barneo Basecamp. They spent 45 minutes in Barneo before flying back to Longyearbyen (ah, civilization!). Now they are the comfort of their hotels, with plans for a nice dinner this evening. Well done! Here are some pictures from the last day.

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