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Ski expedition to the Magnetic North Pole
Ski expedition to the Magnetic North Pole
Ski expedition to the Magnetic North Pole
Ski expedition to the Magnetic North Pole
Ski expedition to the Magnetic North Pole
Ski expedition to the Magnetic North Pole
One of the most remote and complex expeditions that can be done on Earth
A ski crossing departing from the coast of the archipelago of Canada to one of the most remote and inaccessible areas of the planet: the Magnetic North Pole. Located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, the place is where all compasses point. Currently is located north of the Sverdrup Islands in the area most uninhabited of the whole Canadian Arctic.

The Magnetic North Pole, the point that all compasses point, was discovered by John Ross in 1831 in King William Island. Unlike its namesake geographic, the Magnetic Pole moves about 15 kilometers annually. Currently located at latitude 82º North in a very chaotic area of the Arctic Ocean.

A plane will take off from Resolute Bay at 75 degrees north latitude and it will drop off the team in the ice pack around 100 kilometers of the Magnetic North Pole. After 11 days of skiing, in the midst of a large expedition atmosphere, surrounded by a white desert in total isolation, we will arrive at our destination. At that time we will be more than 1,000 kilometers from the nearest inhabited place.

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TRAVEL PROGRAM

Day 1
Flight to Ottawa. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2
Flight Ottawa to Resolute Bay. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3
Day to prepare all equipment and sleds. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4
Charter flight in a plane with skis from Resolute to the northern tip of Ellef Ringnes Island where we will landed on the sea ice.

Days 4 to 14
Ski crossing from Cape Isachsen, the northernmost point of the island of Ellef rign. The march will pass through very rough terrain and it is possible to find open water channels. The environment will be with the sun continuously 24 hours a day. At night we will sleep in tents. The stages will be 6 or 7 hours of actual march hauling a sled from about 60 to 70 kg. Is it possible to watch seals and polar bears.

Day 15
After arrival at the Magnetic North Pole, flight back to Resolute Bay. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16
Stay in Resolute Bay, visit the Inuit village and optionally doing a snowmobile tour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 17
Flight Resolute - Ottawa. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18
Flight Ottawa - home.

WARNING

This trip is an expedition where unforeseen circumstances may occur and therefore the program is subject to change on the ground for weather reasons, logistical matters, ice and snow conditions or force majeure.

DATES

April 2016

PRICE

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE

120 Days before

RESERVATION

30% of the trip price excluding flight tickets and air taxes.

MINIMUM GROUP

4 People

INCLUDED

- 2 Nights hotel in Ottawa.
- 4 Nights with full board in hotel in Resolute.
- Transfers between airport and accommodation in Resolute Bay.
- Charter plane flight from Resolute to the starting point of the expedition.
- Charter plane flight from Magnetic North Pole to Resolute.
- Specific polar equipment rental during the expedition.
- Food and fuel during the expedition.
- Arctic World Guide.
- Travel insurance.
- 1 Piece of baggage of 15 kilogrames as a personal luggage.

NOT INCLUDED

- Flight tickets to Resolute Bay and return.
- Air taxes.
- Meals on transfers, airports and Ottawa.
- Personal mountain equipment needed for the expedition.
- Extra accommodation nights and extra meals in Ottawa, Resolute and other aiports and cities because of delays due to weather conditions, strikes at airports and any other causes beyond the Arctic World.
- Costs of air excess weight in personal baggage.

SUPPLEMENTS

NOTES

- Group: 4 to 6 people.

- Guide: Arctic World

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