Surrounded by sea ice and in total darkness for half the year, the Pole is attainable only during a short ‘window’ of time. If too early, darkness and extremely cold temperatures prevail. If too late, the Arctic Ocean is transformed into a watery enshrouded pack of drifting sea ice. The expedition will travel and live on the polar pack ice, navigate over pressure ridges, search for routes around open leads of water and camp on multi-year pans of ice.
Challenges aside, an expedition to the top of the world is an amazing experience. It is difficult to describe the beauty of the soft arctic light, the variety of snow crystals and the ever-changing colours of the ice that are a feature of travel in the polar regions.
- Polar travel in the steps of the early explorers
- Incredible vistas to the end of the world!
- One of the Three Poles
Dates: February 28 - April 27, 2014
** Last Degree North Pole: April 10 - 22, 2014
Duration: 60 days for Full North Pole Trek
17 days for Last Degree (inclusive 5 days training, choose from 2 different dates and locations)
Departure: start Resolute, Canada; finish Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
Last Degree North Pole: start / finish Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
Price: on application for full 60 day North Pole Expedition
** Last Degree North Pole EUR34,000 per person
Please click here to download the North Pole 2014 trip notes:
|North Pole All The Way 2014|
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Trip notes for the full North Pole Expedition