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On Route To The North Pole & Resolute Bay
Preparing For Polar Challenge 2010
5 Day Trek To the Start
The Start Line At Truro Island (By: James Beer Peninsula)
Dundee Bight & Onto Checkpoint 1
Checkpoint 1 (By: Helena Island)
Onto Checkpoint 2 - King Christian Island (Via: The Mclean Strait)
Onto The Magnetic North Pole (Via: Thor Island & Noice Peninsula)
The Magnetic North Pole & Finish Line!
BATHURST ISLAND & POLAR BEAR PASS
Day 1 – Heading towards Bathurst Island & Markham Point
Picture taken shows the edge Bathurst Island & Markham Point from the air
First night camp at the Edge Bathurst Island (N75.31.000 W97.54.500)
Beautiful scenery pics heading across Bathurst Island on route to Polar Bear Pass
Picture taken shows Polar Bear Pass from the air, we will be navigating this terrain!
Pictures taken of Bathurst Island and the rugged terrain we will have to navigate through!
We came across some Caribou/Reindeer antlers in the snow!
Close up photo of the Caribou/Reindeer antlers
Setting up camp for the evening and the weather is starting to turn
Arriving at a small cliff edge we will need to navigate down and across to the far side!
Picture looking from the bottom of the cliff, it was lot steeper than it looks and tricky
The same cliff we navigated down.. Look in the distance – A Herd of MusOx!!
Baby MusOx left behind from the herd we came across!
The MusOx thought we were its new parents & decided to follow us for 11.5 Nautical miles!
Navigating up a mountain range in Bathurst Island, it was a really exhausting day and very cold
Eventually we get to the top of the mountain side elated but absolutely exhausted
Having a go at Pulk riding down the other side!!
Traversing across the mountain tops in Bathurst Island
Below us is a 200ft shear drop we have to try and navigate down from, it looks pretty hairy!
Here we go!! – See in the distance from the opposite side you can get idea what we had to face