North Pole Report - Part 1
At 7:32pm local time (GMT + 1 hour) on the 14th April, I arrived at the North Pole. We had taken full advantage of the excellent, but extremely cold (-60 deg C), conditions to ski in excess of 70 miles to the pole in just over 4 days, ie 15-20 miles per day. This compares to the 8-12 days that we had scheduled for the trip and the 10 days that a polar-experienced Slovak American team would take from exactly the same drop-off point and time. Whilst official records are not kept, we understand that we have now joined a group of approximately 350 people that have reached the pole unsupported (no outside help) and unassisted (manhauling all supplies), which for context compares to over 3,000 successful summits of Everest.
I am in the process of documenting my experiences, based on memory and the diary that I kept whilst in the Arctic. Below is a link to the first instalment which can be found on the site under "Progress". I hope that you enjoy reading it and / or scanning the photos.
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