Barneo temporary Ice Camp is built by the Russians every North Pole ski season inside 89 degrees North. A long runway must be built to support various aircraft. Tractors, staff and other equipment are dropped by parachute to start clearing the ice. This season the job has proved harder than usual. In this image an IL-76 that made three flights from Murmansk to Barneo dropping fuel drums and 15 Chechen paratroopers at the camp.
courtesy courtesy Barneo / Irina Orlova, SOURCE
This Week on Pythom

Posted: Apr 09, 2016 10:08 pm EDT

Weather and currents crushing Barneo runways make start of the 2016 North Pole season look like something out of a Tom Clancy novel.


Statistically among most dangerous of all 8000ers; Annapurna is now first in line awaiting Himalaya summit attempts. Everest teams are chomping on the bit. PythomSpace is in Colorado Springs for the 32nd Space Symposium event. More below.




Closing the Transatlantic Circle by Aleksander Doba piotrch


Grounded flight could thwart Barneo runway work; check fractured ice map - UPDATED correne


Everest 2016: 277 Permits by April 7 KathmanduPost


Summit Window ‘Hide and Seek’ Continues on Annapurna, Alex Gavan Leaves raheel


Jerzy Porębski's new film: With a Kayak through Life correne


News from Horia Colibășanu larisa


Queen Maud Land: Various Ascents correne


60th Anniversary of Operation DEEP FREEZE concludes correne


Events and Expeditions


Everest 2016 Team locations via Alan Arnette List of Expeditions


Borge Ousland and Vincent Colliard to attempt next glacier List of Expeditions


Kate Leeming to cycle on Greenland List of Expeditions


Juan Menéndez Granados cycles Atacama List of Expeditions


Thomas Laemmle: Everest Alpine Style, plus Cho Oyo ski-down List of Expeditions


Russian Arctic Cars: Great North Route Expedition 2016 List of Expeditions




VOTE: Ousland in Architizer competition correne


Market: Trips, New and Used Gear and Books


Win Gear by ReddyYeti JoshSalvo


Crowd funding


Raising Money on Everest High Adventure Expeditions


Expedition Dispatches


We are not giving in UK Trio North Pole 2016


Everest base camp Trekkers go on acclimatization hike Madison Mountaineering


Sleeping high and climbing higher Adventure Consultants Everest 2016


Dragon Launches and Will Reach Station Sunday Space Station


Makalu 2016 official Trailer Makalu 2016 Eelco Jansen & Frank Felder (International Expedition)


Humans of the Masar Walk the Masar: Leon McCarron


7 апреля 2016, БАРНЕО Barneo Ice Camp (Russian Geographical Society)


Ama Dablam Itinerary 2016 Tim Mosedale


BLOG/ Everest 2016/ 3 Peaks and a Pass - The pre-Everest acclimatisation plan Jagged Globe


Congratulations !!! International Everest Expedition (Tibet Side) - Spring 2013 Asian Trekking


Lhotse team arrive in Kathmandu Adventure Consultants Lhotse 2016


Matthew Du Puy (Annapurna & Dhaulagiri)


Ice runway cracked, skiers grounded Bengt Rotmo for Borge Ousland Polar Explorartion


Makalu Expedition 2016 AMICAL alpin

verest 2016


Annapurna - Climbers Down Crevasses Chris Jensen Burke (Annapurna / Dhaulagiri)


Road to Gokyo Jelle Veyt Everest 2016


HOME ! Thomas Laemmle


Un GRIDO d'AIUTO per la ROLWALING - BOLOGNA UNIBO SaxuMundi Explora Limits by Davide Peluzzi


Everest 2016 • Namche Bazaar Adventures Global


#1 Set to go Icetrek / Eric Philips Partial North Pole 2016


The Nepal Earthquake - One Year On: A Celebration of Gratitude and Hope in Gairung Village, GorkhaHeather Geluk (Diva in Down)


News from Around the World


Acclimatamento speed per Steck e Göttler, partite le altre spedizioni (Italian)


Man Climbs Cliff for Marriage Proposal, Requires Rescue Climbing


The 2016 National Speed Climbing Championships This Weekend Gripped


Has Everest Lost Its Luster? The Adventure Blog


Jean Troillet siente vergüenza del Everest actual, sólo una expedición no irá por la ruta normal Desnivel (Spain)


That Feeling Of Life Sidetracked Stories


Marco Pedrini ed il compressore di Cesare Maestri (Italian)


Accordo tra Assosport e Italian Outdoor Group. Primo obiettivo: l’European Outdoor Summit (Italian)


Nuptse, una parete dura per Barmasse e Bernasconi (Italian)


Selling It All and Paddling Away…again Canoe & Kayak


Ben Rueck: How to Climb Out of Your Comfort Zone Climbing


New Hard Big Alpine Rockies Climb by Marc-Andre Leclerc and Luka Lindic Gripped


HACE, the hidden danger Abenteuer Sport with Stefan Nestler


David Lama, Hansjörg Auer y Alex Blümel, a por la arista SE del Annapurna III Desnivel (Spain)


Piolets d'Or 2016 four ascents honoured Planet Mountain


Everest: valanghe a Sud e problemi logistici a Nord (Italian)


Jim Curran: Tribute to a Renaissance Man of Climbing UKClimbing


Video: An Adaptive Climbing Competition for Able-Bodied and Disabled Climbers Climbing


Jason Momoa: From TV Warlord to Adventure Renaissance Man Outside Mag


Interview: Cory Richards and Adrian Ballinger on Everest Without Supplemental Oxygen Climbing


La difícil temporada del Everest: más grietas y menos alpinistas Desnivel (Spain)


Mayor to row from Cuba to the US in makeshift raft despite Coast Guard warnings Yachting & Boating World


Carry-on Adventures Episode 1: Escape from Las Vegas Canoe & Kayak


When Mountaineering Meets Mountain Biking Outside Mag


Miss Hawley: “I’m just a chronicler” Abenteuer Sport with Stefan Nestler


Brand Personality and Customer Engagement in the Digital Age The Adventure News Daily


Dave Morton Is Quitting Everest. Maybe. (It's Complicated.) Outside Mag


Pithoragarh – A New Haven for Paragliders Outdoor Journal (In)


Securing Everest jobs of the future Abenteuer Sport with Stefan Nestler


Ueli Steck in Les Drus – North Couloir Direct (Italian)


Inertia: Kelly Slater Just Bought the WSL… and Added His Wavepool to the Tour Surfnewsnetwork


10 of the best April Fools’ stories 2016 The BMC


Video: US Navy launches 132ft submarine-hunting drone boat Yachting & Boating World


Pictures: SolarSkiff affordable electric boat that fits on top of your car Yachting & Boating World


Being A Professional Climber Not That Great UKClimbing


Editorial: Wanting What We Have Adventure Kayak Magazine


16 Climbing Photographers You Should Know Climbing


Surf Localism So Ugly It’s Going to Court Adventure Journal