North Pole Expedition April 7 - 15, 2005

Dick's Itinerary

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.

Polus map of North Pole

Dick's Certificates of the expedition to the North Pole

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  • Longyearbyen, Norway
  • Snowmobile Trip
  • Dinner at Radison
  • Flight to Russian Ice Camp
  • Russian Ice Base
  • Helicopter to the North Pole
  • North Pole
  • Return to the Ice Base
  • Dog Sledding at the Ice Base
  • Ice shapes around the camp
  • Polar Ice Cap
  • Trip to pick up skiers then on to the North Pole
  • Return to Longyearbyen

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    Music is Vivaldi's Four Seasons (Winter)