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Early in March, with the sun still low on the horizon, the sleds of Yasu Ogita packed for his unsupplied attempt from Canada.
Image by Yasunaga Ogita
Focus is now shifting to Longyearbyen on Svalbard, the gateway for the last degree skiers and some scientists. In the image Longyear’s current soft night light.
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North Pole full distance ski: Game over

Posted: Mar 31, 2012 05:40 pm EDT

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(Correne Coetzer) Mads Agerup and Rune Midtgaard the only two full distance skiers still out from Canada to the North Pole have decided to abort their speed ski attempt to the Pole. The frostbite on Mads’ thumb has deteriorated and they concluded that it’s too risky to continue. Not an easy decision says their Oslo home team to ExplorersWeb as they were progressing as planned at this stage with regular 20 kilometers per day. They packed the minimum equipment as their focus was speed. The home team reported on...

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