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The Ice Warrior team had a bear watch routine through the nights on Svalbard (click to enlarge)
Image by Ian Belcher and Ali Kershaw , SOURCE
Sledge-hauling through the dark days (click to enlarge)
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Uphill and down hill (click to enlarge)
Image by Ian Belcher and Ali Kershaw , SOURCE
Strong winds on Svalbard kept the Ice Warrior team tent bounded (click to enlarge)
Image by Ian Belcher and Ali Kershaw , SOURCE
Longyearbyen, the main town on Spitsbergen, Svalbard, in eternal twilight/night (click to enlarge)
Image by Ian Belcher and Ali Kershaw , SOURCE

ExWeb interview with Jim McNeill: No compass for the 2010 Magnetic North Pole

Posted: Feb 08, 2010 03:28 pm EST

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Jim McNeill is planning to ski to the North Pole of Inaccessibility and has recently completed a boot camp with his Ice Warrior team near Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen, the main island of Svalbard.ExWebs Correne Coetzer caught up with Jim before their intensive High Arctic training kicked off for a chat about preparations.ExplorersWeb: How do you feel about the expedition at this stage?Jim: Always an interesting time as supplies come in are checked and freighted out again - still in conversation with sponsors training of team...

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