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This Week on Pythom

Foreign affairs, human spirit, big mountains

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No more Russian flights from Svalbard to Barneo in future

Russians reorient logistics to the archipelago of Franz Josef Land

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North Pole update: the Antonov flies

The runway is solid and the Antonov-74 can land, while the skiers make their way to the North Pole

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This Week at Pythom

Roundup from Earth Extremes and Beyond

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Barneo: False Social Media Rumors about Chechen soldiers

"Does the good reputation, built over that time, mean nothing anymore?”

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Polar Skiers Round Up

Barneo, Spitsbergen, Alaska, Greenland, Canada, (Atacama)

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The Changing Earth Arctic Expedition: Learning Portal for Learners - Heads up

Aaron Doering and team, Arctic Bay to Pond Inlet, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota

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First skiers on Arctic ice; Norway revoked flights - UPDATED

Plus expert advice about ice conditions for Reverse Full Route Ski

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Breaking news from Barneo - UPDATED

Russians working 24/7: New ice runway (4th), airdrop at Ice Camp, AN-74 allowed to land from Russia, and 3rd tractor on the road from Moscow

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This Week on Pythom

Thriller at the North Pole

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Grounded flight could thwart Barneo runway work; Check fractured ice map - UPDATED

Irina Orlova: "Without this flight, we cannot continue the construction of the ice runway." Plus, Trudy Wohlleben sent over an informative map.

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North Pole area turned into Rubble and Lead Field - Barneo update UPDATED

Helicopters searched for 5 hours; Airplane grounded in Longyearbyen; Polar jargon explained

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The New Barneo Runway Has Cracked

Helicopter out to search for new ice floe, Ilyushin from Russia on hold

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Barneo runway damaged beyond repair

New ice floe had to be found

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North Pole 2016: Ice runway cracked, skiers grounded

Skiers at Longyearbyen. More on Dixie Dansercoer's Arctic Survival test results.

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Arctic Ski Survival: Testing Flotation and Skis (Part 2 of 3)

Dixie Dansercoer looks at flotation and how the sled can be a problem when someone falls in the water

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Arctic Ski Survival: Testing drysuits and skis (Part 1 of 3) By Dixie Dansercoer

Dixie Dansercoer's analysis of the use and adjustments of the drysuit and skis in ice water conditions

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Russian Arctic Cars: Great North Route Expedition 2016

Driving along Russia's most Northern Borders

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North Pole 2016: Barneo ice floe found - Updated

Tractors and staff dropped by Ilyushin-76. Updated news about Boeing-575 flight.

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New-design Russian Amphibious Vehicles to attempt North Pole return drive

Concepts of Russian amphibious personnel carriers, the BTR-60, and Toyota Land Cruiser used, as well as new designs

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Himalaya, North Pole

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North Pole 2016 update: News from VICAAR

plus, British ski team's last two days in the UK and news about Ogita

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Heads up: Yasu Ogita’s 2016 Arctic expedition

1000km solo, from Canada to Greenland

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This week on Pythom

Nanga Parbat, Amazon, Statistics, Pythom community report, Everest Whistle Challenge, Himalaya season ahead

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Exweb South Pole interview with Emma Kelty: Expectations, Henry’s death, and future strategy

Thoughts about fellow skier's death and expectations met and not met on Antarctica

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Modified Hybrid Hummers in the Arctic

Two Hummers and an Airstream on a test-drive, eventually aiming for the South Pole

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Gavan Hennigan, deep sea diver to cross deepest lake: Exweb Interview

640 km solo, unassisted unsupported attempt

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Antarctica: Snowsailer grounded at Novo

Charles Werb explains why he preferred to be supported by a truck

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Pay It Forward: Polar Skier Shares Book Profit in Quebec Sponsor Fund

Offer by South Pole kite-skier, Frédéric Dion, together with Mountain Hardwear - submit application by March 15th

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This Week on Pythom

Latest around the world

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Interview with Paul Vicary: North Pole 2016 attempt

Paul Vicary "Scott, for me, is a huge inspiration in the field of polar exploration.”

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Interview with Mark Langridge: North Pole 2016 attempt

With two full route South Pole expeditions in his bag, Langridge is part of the UK Trio who will be setting off from Cape Arktichevskiy

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Marcin Gienieczko’s adventure plans

The expeditions will take him to Mongolia, Canada, Greenland, and eventually, Antarctica

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Last skiers arrived at the South Pole

From Hercules Inlet: Emma Kelty and Pachi Ibarra reached the end of the earth. Ski Season's End

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Snowsailer to sail to the South Pole

Australian Charles Werb on his way to Antarctica

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Latest headlines

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Henry Worsley: Memories and Lessons

2016 North Pole team remembers their 2011-12 South Pole mate

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South Pole ski update: Kiters complete crossing

Devon McDiarmid and Stew Edge arrived at Hercules Inlet

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"Memories of a great friend,” Lou Rudd remembers Henry Worsley

"I witnessed a man full of passion and sheer determination to achieve his goals and yet also very humble and kind.”

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South Pole skier, Henry Worsley, passed away

We Salute You, Lieutenant Colonel

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South Pole Skier in Hospital

Henry Worsley back in Punta Arenas

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Antarctica evacuations: Journeys end

Henry Worsley and Carl Alvey at Union Glacier

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Antarctica: So Near And Yet So far

Slow progress to Shackleton Glacier. Skiers and kiters meet on Hercules Inlet route.

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Eric Philips: 1998-99 Shackleton Glacier to 2015 Queen Maud Land (Exweb Interview)

"Breathtaking beauty" times two. First traverse of Shackleton Glacier.

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Devon, Stew, Mostafa and Shahrom at the South Pole

Completing the 890 km route from the Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf (Messner Route) in 38 days.

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Adventure headlines kicking off 2016

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Queen Maud Land, "probably the most fascinating ice and rock landscape of our planet,” says Christoph Hoebenreich

"You will feel like an astronaut exploring a new world on another planet.”

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Solo skier Luke Robertson arrived at the South Pole

40 days over 1130 km, first Scot and youngest Brit solo, unassisted unsupported

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Antarctica: Skier aborted expedition; cold -47ºC; and 10,400ft topped on Titan Dome

Also: Call for the Shackleton Award nominations and Greenland team mate

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Ski North Pole 2016: British Trio

South Pole skiers to attempt sledge-hauling from Russia to Geographic North Pole (90ºN)

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Antarctica: Titan Dome and Katabatic Winds

Wind-chill down to minus 40 degrees; race against time

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Henry Worsley at the South Pole

Phase to the South completed, traverse continues to the North

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One door closes, another opens. HAPPY NEW 2016!

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Antarctica: Teapot Air-Drop and Christmas

Doug Tumminello received a new teapot, in an awkward situation. Henry Worsley crossed brutal sastrugi and closes in on Last Degree.

 
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