March 20th – the official start of a unique snowmobile expedition NORTH POLE 2018
The 7 Summits Club welcomes our friends, who organized this unique expedition. We will follow with excitement and great interest the news, the progress of the group to the North Pole. NORTH POLE 2018 is a joint project of the Expedition center of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation and the Arctic Center of Karelia. The head of the expedition - Victor Simonov.
The beginning of the route: Cape Arctic archipelago Islands Northern Land. The finish line – the North pole. Straight-line distance - 1300 km. Dates: March 20 - April 20. The movement will be made on the Russian snowmobile Pomor.
Traveler, polar Explorer, expedition leader of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation at the North Pole. Expedition experience - more than 25 years, of which more than 12 years on the North Pole. The assets of a large-scale expedition sled dogs together with Fedor Konyukhov in 2013 from the North pole to Canada. More than 4 training programs were conducted for the Ministry of defense at the North pole, the author of a unique educational course for students of the Presidential school for Arctic training, more than 10 expeditions involving young people, including those with disabilities. The head of the Arctic centre in Karelia.
PARTICIPANTS FROM THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE:
Viktor Simonov: Yes, I am an optimist. There is no place for pessimists in the Arctic at all!