Video: Russian dogsled departing from the Geographic North Pole

Posted: Apr 09, 2013 12:12 pm EDT

(Newsdesk) Fyodor/Fedor Konyukhov and Victor Simonov's home team posted photos and a video of their departure from 90°N to Greenland.

Also have a look at the video here.

The team departed on April 6th. Fyodor and Victor estimate to be traveling for 4 months covering approx. 4000 km. Their sledge weighs 80 pounds empty and 480 kg loaded. The sled dogs are bred in Karelia and were specifically trained for this expedition. Karelia is the only region in Russia where one of the World Cup stages in mushing is held, as well as other large international competitions in this kind of sport.

Fyodor, a priest of the Russian Orthodox Church, conducted a ceremony at the Barneo before they left.

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Barneo Ice Camp


the Cessna that flew over the North Pole

Cars and dogsled departed from the North Pole

2013 North Pole: Last Degree ski expeditions


The 480 kg sled.
12 sled dogs.
The cross planted by Fedor at Barneo as part of the religious ceremony.

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