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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.

Monday, 08 April 2013 23:54

A beautiful day in Spitsbergen!

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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.

Tuesday, 05 February 2013 00:00

Take a trip to the North Pole – Seriously

The Wilmette Life, A Chicago Sun-Times Publication

Chicago Sun Times

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."

Monday, 21 January 2013 14:23

Teenager scales heights in South Pole

Chicago TribuneBy Bob Chiarito, Special to the Tribune

Danger may not be his middle name, but adventure certainly seems to be in the genes of 18-year-old Taylor Sweitzer.
Sweitzer, of Wilmette, skied to the South Pole and reached...

Timmins TimesBy 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

Nat GeoNew 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

CBC NewsA 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.

Monday, 30 January 2012 00:00

South Pole: Fohla Article

By Ivan Finotti

Folha South Pole Article Folha Article South Pole

We had skied 12 kilometers. There were still eight to go and one more day. I tried to sleep but was too tired. I got up and went to the green tent of the guides. Inside, Dirk and Rick had prepared...

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