Our first team, the North Pole Flight Expedition has reached the North Pole and they report it was a beautiful day. After departing Longyearbyen this morning on board a charter flight they reached the Barneo Basecamp, a temporary camp with runway located approximately 70 kilometers from the North Pole. From there they took advantage of the good weather and flew a helicopter the remaining distance to the North Pole.
It's been a sunny day in Spitsbergen and we are enjoying the beauty of this incredible island. The last couple of days have been busy with the arrivals of our team members including all of our last degree skiers who are currently on their Polar Shakedown Training.
The Wilmette Life, A Chicago Sun-Times Publication
By Jackie Pilossoph
WILMETTE — Just off the beaten path in downtown Wilmette sits a yellow house marked by a totem pole and two signs that read "Polar Explorers" and "The Northwest Passage."
By LEN GILLIS
Dale Shippam, a Timmins native, is today preparing for his ski trip to the South Pole as part of a Canadian team to show the importance of how organ donors can save the lives of others.
Antarctica: Way South on Skis
2011 Tours of a Lifetime
By Margaret Loftus
New this year; physically challenging
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen's arrival in the South Pole on December 14, 1911, by skiing
By CBC News
A Thunder Bay man and heart transplant recipient will soon embark on a journey to the South Pole to raise awareness about organ donation. Dale Shippam leaves for Antarctica at the end of this month and will be part of a team doing a gruelling one-week trek on skis.
By Ellen Creager
"I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane Forest, through the Sea of Swirly Twirly Gum Drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel."
by KER THAN
By plane and by skis, a steady stream of visitors are flocking to the South Pole in time for the centennial celebrations of two pioneering Antarctic expeditions.
This May, Polar Explorers concluded a fast crossing of the Greenland ice cap with multinational team of amateur explorers.
By Megan Rutherford
For your next vacation, think about taking a trip that will provide you with a lasting souvenir - knowledge and expertise. Arctic Getaway. Ever since Admiral Peary made his third and finally successful journey to the North Pole 90 years ago