2017 North Pole skiers not moving – cancelled expeditions UPDATE

Two teams on the Arctic ice. Update with weather forecast. Update 2: both expeditions cancelled

UPDATE March 11, 2017: Both expeditions cancelled their attempts to the North Pole and have been picked up. The reasons are unclear.

UPDATE March 10, 2017, to reflect weather: Weather4Expeditions blog with forecast for next few days here.


The two 2017 North Pole teams, Sebastian Copeland and Mark George, and Martin Murray and Sky, were dropped at Ward Hunt Island on March 8 by Dave Mathieson in his Single Otter.

No updates from any of the expeditions, and maps showing no movement after arriving at Ward Hunt.

Stay tuned for updates.

2017 North Pole maps by Explorers House

Martin and Sky’s map

Sebastian and Mark’s map

Previous 2017 North Pole

North Pole skiers on the move – UPDATE II – on the ice

North Pole Skiers Dropped, Update: In Eureka

Waiting game in Resolute – North Pole 2017 ski update

Too much weight for North Pole plane – Skiers in Resolute Bay – Updated

North Pole Interview with Sky, the Dog: “Things might get bloody”

North Pole Interview: Martin Murray with dog, Sky

Interview: Sebastian Copeland, North Pole attempt despite grave notes

2017 Ski North Pole Expedition List by Explorersweb/Pythom

Dixie Dansercoer: North Pole Gear and Antarctica kiting

KK6PGW to RW0BG: Messages From Russia (Interview)

2017 Ski North Pole Expedition List by Explorersweb/Pythom

Sebastian and Mark’s Website and Facebook

Martin and Sky’s Website and Facebook

Radio Canada North Pole reports

Follow the teams’ daily updated in the Dispatch Stream on pythom.com

Note: A North Pole Ski expedition covers the full distance between land (Canada/Russia/Greenland) and the Pole, no flying part/most of the route. The two 2017 teams will start from Canada: ice-depending, either Ward Hunt Island (775 km) or Cape Discovery (780 km) on Ellesmere Island.The distance from Land to Pole is calculated in a straight line from where the skiers start. What is not added to this distance, are all the detours around high ridges, hummocks, ice blocks, rubble, thin ice, or leads (open water). Also not added are the negative drift and relaying sleds.

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