North Pole Full Length
"Organizing and leading a full North Pole trip are monumental tasks, and it is essential that the trip be well organized and expertly led to have a chance at success. Because of the great job that the Polar Explorers team did in organizing and outfitting our trip, and because of Lonnie Dupre's expert leadership, we were able to achieve the Pole. Polar Explorers is among the very few outfitters who can pull off such a trip."
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Full North Pole
To ski from the Canadian coast to the North Pole is one of the greatest challenges on Earth. From temperatures that barely register on the thermometer (-40 to -60 is possible!), to the constant struggle of moving across ice that is constantly in motion; everything about this expedition is tremendously difficult. At first, your progress may seem imperceptible. Yet each step forward is progress - unless, that is, the ice is drifting south as you head north.
This expedition has monumental behind-the-scenes logistics that can make it impossible to pull off. To succeed you need more than loads of experience (think previous pack ice experience and several long distance cold weather expeditions under your belt). You also need the right personality, the right team mates, the right conditions, good weather and a whole lot of luck (not to mention significant funding...)
Meet in Resolute Bay, Canada. Transfer from airport to hotel. Evening orientation and welcome reception. Start checking gear and reviewing expedition logistics after dinner.
Team training and shakedown outside of Resolute Bay.
Charter flight to Eureka weather station, then on to Ward Hunt Island or Cape Columbia.
Depart Ward Hunt Island or Cape Columbia onto the pack ice. Begin skiing towards North Pole
This is an extremely challenging expedition designed for people looking for, and prepared for, the ultimate in extreme adventure. A resume of your previous expedition experience is required and approval of the guide is required for your participation. Full medical evacuation & trip cancellation insurance is required.
Please contact us with further questions!
Upon registration, you will receive a comprehensive gear guide that explains the importance of each item as well as gear recommendations from our past participants. Please contact us for more information about your personal gear and group gear for this expedition.
Several items on our equipment checklist are available from our store.