This expedition is one of the most challenging remote adventures in the world.
Geographic North Pole:
Ward Hunt Island, Canada
415 nautical miles
For an explorer, the North Pole represents a 775 km expedition across the Arctic Ocean.
From the Canadian side the expedition must leave solid ground at on Ward Hunt Island. The journey then sets out across polar ice. There are many obstacles to overcome, all of which make progress difficult and dangerous: constantly shifting ice floes, reverse currants, bone-grinding cold, ice walls and open water leads that expose icy water beneath. With polar bears prowling about, explorers must be constantly on the look-out and extremely vigilant. One mistake or a lack of judgment could be fatal.
Crossing the Arctic Ocean to reach the North Pole is one of the toughest, most unforgiving adventures in the world
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