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The Indian Army team practicing in Resolute Bay two weeks ago.
Image by Yasunaga Ogita

Arctic wrap-up: Indians and Japanese abandon North Pole ski; 100 yrs ago: Scott determined to fight it out till the last biscuit

Posted: Mar 14, 2012 06:36 am EDT

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(Correne Coetzer) The leader of the Indian Army team, Anand Swaroop, told ExplorersWeb they have decided to abort their expedition this year “due to adverse ice and weather conditions further compounded by late arrival of sledges.” The Colonel added, “Hopefully, we will come again next year with better luck.” The team and their Norwegian guides haven’t left Resolute Bay. According to Anand and other info received by ExplorersWeb, the solo skier from Japan, Yasunaga Ogita, is turning back from the ice to Resolute...

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