Polar Top StoryJul 23, 2014 08:04 pm EDT
Arctic wrap-up: North Pole ski ain’t over yet; 100 years ago Scott’s men pretend South Pole ain’t over yet

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(Correne Coetzer) On the North Pole it ain’t over till the Norwegians do it. Norwegian speed skiers, Mads Agerup and Rune Midtgaard arrived in Resolute Bay over the weekend and flew yesterday via Eureka Weather Station and Cape Discovery. The plane picked up the Irish and Japanese teams and flew them back to Resolute. Yasu Ogita explained why he turned back. British Mark Wood, who wants to ski from 90°N to Canada, talks to Explorersweb about difficult decisions that lie ahead this week. Hundred years ago Scott wrote in his diary no human being could face what they have to endure. Team mates Bowers and Wilson were still confident of getting through, or pretend to be, Scott added, but he is not sure if they would. Mads Agerup and Rune Midtgaard Over...

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