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Program:

Dogsled-ski expedition North Pole Extreme with Dogs

Code: NPED

Duration (Borneo - Borneo): 13 days / 12 nights
(Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen): 16 days/15 nights
The day before: Meeting at Longyearbyen airport, transfer to Guesthouse.

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Day 1

Meeting guides, expedition equipment check, general instructions.

Preparations for the training trip, sleds packing.

19:00 - Welcome dinner

Overnight in Guesthouse

Day 2

Breakfast

Training trip in around Longyearbyen.

Overnight in Guesthouse.

Day 3

Breakfast

Briefing. Guides will inform you about ice conditions, current situation at Borneo ice camp 89N , flight departure time. Any questions welcome.

Final equipment check, sleds packing.

Overnight in Guesthouse.

Day 4

Breakfast

Transfer to the airport, security check, boarding.

Flight with AN-74 aircraft (weather permitting) to Borneo ice camp. 2,5 hours flight duration.

Arrival, lunch in Borneo mess tent.

Pitching expedition tent camp nearby Borneo , dinner in expedition tents.

Overnight in expedition tents.

Day 5

Helicopter flight to a starting point. Dogsled ski expedition starts.

Days 6-14

Skiing towards the North Pole. Overnights in tents on the drifting ice. See also " An expedition day on ice , dogsledding "

Day 15

Arrival the North Pole! Celebrations. Satellite phone calls home. A few hours to be spent at the North Pole. A helicopter brings us back to Borneo .

Dinner in Borneo mess tent.

Flight Borneo - Longyearbyen (AN-74 aircraft)

Transfer to your hotel, overnight.

Day 16

Breakfast

The North Pole Diploma ceremony.

End of services.

Note: An expedition to the North Pole is an ultimate adventure full of odds. Using all possible means to accomplish every expedition VICAAR reserves all rights to change or cancel an itinerary due to weather and / or ice conditions, group fitness, political situation, strikes, wars, revolutions, terrorism and / or other factors beyond its control. Such changes are to be made in behalf of clients and with regard to safety.

 

Cost of d ogsled-ski expedition North Pole Extreme with Dogs

Code NPED

Trip cost includes :

Trip cost does not include:

- Pick up at Longyearbyen airport

- All transfers according to the program

- Welcome dinner in Longyearbyen

- Training trip in around Longyearbyen

- Flights Longyearbyen - Borneo - Longyearbyen

- All helicopter flights according to the program

- Borneo facilities

- Meals at Borneo and on the route

- Disposable ware at Borneo . 2 sets (bowl, spoon, fork, cup) per person daily.

- Set of personal expedition gear (irrevocable). See the list.

- Safety equipment (communication, navigation, rifle, flash fire) rental

- Skis and ski poles rental

- Expedition footwear rental. ?

- Tent and sled rental.

- Other group equipment rental. (Cooking, camping, etc)

- A satellite phone call from the North Pole (2 minutes).

- North Pole Diploma ceremony in Longyearbyen

- Guide services.

- Accommodation in Borneo heated tents and full board before a flight to Lo ngyearbyen (in case early finish).

- 50 kg of flight luggage

- Flight to Longyearbyen and back home.

- Accommodation in Longyearbyen

- Meals in Longyearbyen

- Alcoholic beverages

- Medical and travel insurance

- Personal belongings

- Any costs due to flight delays.

- Excess luggage (10 EUR/kg).

- Souvenirs, postal services at Borneo

 


QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE NORTH POLE EXTREME with DOGS EXPEDITION

Ski expedition to the North Pole is a serious personal challenge. One should be ready to face that physically and mentally. It is better to enjoy the trip rather then to suffer from that.

To get prepared you should be ready to ski or trek (depending on ice conditions) for 8 - 10 hours a day for 10-11 days. You should also be ready to work with heavy dogsleds for several hours at a time. Ice surface is mainly uneven, so you should not expect smooth skiing and dogsledding.

Temperatures normally are in between - 20 and - 35 C, so you should be quite familiar with low temperatures like that. It can be windy, so count on wind-chill effect as well. And keep in mind that there is a pretty small difference in temperature during a day, cause the sun is constantly up, but only a few degrees above the horizon.

Previous experiences in trekking, mountaineering, winter sports (particularly skiing) and winter camping are quite welcome.

Please contact you physician before making a decision to join the expedition.

 

Ask yourself (and please also answer frankly) what for am I going to do that?

If you know a right answer, just book a trip, take team spirit with you and have fun.

 


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