On March 30, 2010 a team of eight people departed for Spitsbergen (Norway). There, they boarded a chartered Antonov 74 twin-engine jet, which took them to a Russian polar base on the arcic ice cap. Their goal: to ski the last degree of lattitude to the North Pole, a distance of roughly 112 kilometers.
Normally, this distance can be covered in about a week. However, extremely low temperatures, wind, ice-drift and open water created one challenge after another. On top of all this, the team has the task of performing scientific measurements of ice thickness and show cover. This episode offers a short impression of their adventures.
If you would like to see the North Pole with your own eyes, check out http://www.poletrack.com/lastdegree for more information.
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