They’re on the ice!

Published 20.01 in category North Pole 2006

Børge and Mike are on the move! We just received confirmation that their helicopter was able to lift off from Sredny this morning. Børge and Mike landed on the western side of Cape Arktichesky, just 1 km from its northern point.

Fortunately, the ice was touching the shore, so they are already walking northward. Ahead of them are leads of open sea, so the next hours and days will be critical. At the moment, it is –5?C in the area, which is probably a “heat” record for January.

We’ll give you an update as soon as we receive more news.

Børge and Mike
Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik

Two eager Arctic adventurers are now moving northwards on the ice. This photo of Børge Ousland and Mike Horn was taken a few days ago in Norilsk, where temperatures dipped as low as –40?C. Beyond Cape Arktichesky, however, they are experiencing what is tantamount to a “heat wave”: just –5?C.

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