Alex Hibbert’s Winter North Pole project cancelled

Posted: Dec 19, 2013 09:08 pm EST

 

(By Correne Coetzer, updated Nov 19, 22:08) Alex Hibbert confirmed to ExplorersWeb that the team’s Winter North Pole project has been cancelled. He, James Weeldon, Anastasia Kim and Anders Rasmussen were already in Qaanaaq, their start point, laying out supplies when they decided to abort the expedition; reportedly due to unfavorable ice conditions in the Nares Strait off the Greenland coast to their waypoint in North Greenland. 

 

Update: Ed note, word has arrived at ExWeb that these ice conditions in the Nares Strait are normal for this time of the year.

 

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A test day in Qaanaaq.
courtesy The Dark Ice Project, SOURCE
Ice Chart
courtesy Canadian Ice Service, SOURCE
Planned route.
courtesy The Dark Ice Project, SOURCE

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