Borge Ousland and his team started their expedition across Nordaustlandet. They had a whiteout for half of the day and the walking conditions were wet and heavy. The skiers are very aware that they are in polar bear country. courtesy Borge Ousland, SOURCE
The team sailed 3 days with this boat, named "Polar Bear", to get to their start point and after 14 days skiing, sails back to Longyearbyen again. courtesy Thorleif Noekleby, SOURCE
Captain Kjell Arild Hansen in Longyearbyen, ready to take the expedition to Kap Laura courtesy Borge Ousland, SOURCE
Borge Ousland and Thorleif Noekleby earlier this week in Longyearbyen. courtesy Thorleif Noekleby, SOURCE
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(By Correne Coetzer) Borge Ousland and fellow Norwegian and expedition mate, Thorleif Noekleby, are taking 5 adventurers across the Svalbard archipelago's most remote island, Nordaustlandet. Last year Borge also lead a team across this rarely visited island. Thorleif told ExplorersWeb this is the second ever crossing of Nordaustlandet. The team met in Longyearbyen on the island Spitsbergen on July 22 from where they took a boat to Kap Laura, their start point. During the voyage Borge reported they sailed...