Longyearbyen to Ice Camp Barneo

Posted 4th April 2015

Due to poor visibility en route from Svalbard to Ice Camp Barneo, where the trek will begin, the team’s plane had to make an emergency landing earlier today. All the team are safe and well, although the plane’s undercarriage suffered some damage.

A helicopter was dispatched to the landing spot to collect the trekkers and take them the rest of the journey to their start point at 1 degree from the North Pole. They have now arrived in Barneo and are in good spirits, ready to start their epic journey tomorrow.

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