April 8 , 2005 - Fly from Washington to London to overnight in Oslo
April 7th, 2005 Fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen with GEA's guide Jeff Dyrek.
April 8th & 9th, 10th- Others arrive and we tour the area were provided our arctic parka, snow pants, and North Pole extreme boots.
April 11th (3 AM) We took a 2 to 3 hour flight on the Antonov-74 jet aircraft to the drifting ice base "Barneo". Stowed our gear in the tent quarters. Then boarded an M-8 helicopter for the flight to the North Pole.
April 12th , 13th - We walked around the drifting ice base taking pictures, and rode the dog sled.
April 14th Returned to Longyearbyen to on the Anotonov-74, viewing the polar ice cap and the Svalbard archipelago
April 15th Longyearbyen buying souvenirs
April 15 - Return to home, via Oslo and Frankfurt to Washington.
Dick's Certificates of the expedition to the North Pole
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