The team arrived in Resolute on Aug. 19 after a five-hour flight from Cambridge Bay. Along the way they saw beluga whales and some otherworldly scenery. They are now stuck on the ground with freezing temperatures and snow showers. The next stop is Eureka before they reach the North Pole. The problem is that heavy pack ice is choking the bay where the team’s fuel barrels are located on the beach. In the meantime, the teams plans to have some some polar bear fun.
Heck, Bill Morris and I did a good bit of this trip in a Cessna 182 on wheels several years ago – Iqaluit, Broughton Island, Clyde River,
Eureka, Alert, Resolute, Cambridge Bay, etc. In fact, we did several trips and without the massive support system involved in this effort.
The Canadian High Arctic is beautiful. You can see these trips
at http://www.nar-associates.com, click on flying adventures.
I concur with David Rogers, an Artic trip can be done almost as easily as a trip from the midwest to Seattle. And safer as a forced landing in tundra is much safer than one in the Rockies.
I have been contemplating a simple one to Cambridge bay for years and will use David’s CD for resources.