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> Call this the 6000 jump (that's 2000 a minute)
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balloon: the first polar balloon cup, 1998
Balloon/parachute: Ivan Trifonov unasuccessfully tries to fly his
the pole as parachutists jump from helicopters.
Safonov: Mikhail Safionov, pioneer of ice diving, in the 1999
Underwater: the top of the world seen from below.
2 guys: At the end of the base evacuation following the appearance of
crack in the ice runway, the chopper lands to pick up the last camp
Sredny: The An-74 usually stops in Sredny Island, a nearly abandoned
military airport, on the way to the pole. This is the last sunset we
see for a month.
Chopper-backlit: Mi-8 helicopters, the workhorse of Soviet aviation,
the pole every few days.
Kinyov: Vladimir Kinyov, helicopter captain and base commander, who
in a fishing accident near Khatanga in 1998.
Sastrugi is the name given to beautiful formations of snow shaped by
Stalactite: frozen sea-ice slowly expels its salt, forming stalactites.
Sometimes the blocks of ice shift, creating slanted stalactites.
Fishing: We tried to catch some krill, but couldn't find enough open
GPS: hard to see, but the GPS proves we're at the pole.
radio: I tried every night to make contact with the base, but an
magnetic storm made it impossible.
Silvia: at the end Silvia was in considerable pain from blisters.
Pull: Silvia pulling the sleds through an area of rubble ice -- hard
Tent: This was our mobile home for 8 days, to be set at the pole and
apart far from it.
The Oddest Place on Earth: Rediscovring the North Pole
Look at these exhibits and tell me what these men really fought for.
the 34th fighter Squadron USS Kitty Hawk
Read the Webmasters Story, Why God Sent Me to the North Pole
Click her to see how I have to live and what it looks like to be a disabled Vet.
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