Beyond the adventure, preserve the Arctic. The epic tale of Nansen and the Fram relived 123 years later by French polar explorer Gilles Elkaim and his wife Alexia: crossing the Arctic Ocean in autonomy for two years aboard the yacht ARKTIKA and reach the North Pole by dogsled. ARKTIKA 2.0 is an innovative and “connected” expedition that makes each of us a witness of the Pole. Lest’s share to raise awareness about the preservation of the Arctic environment.
Prince Albert II of Monaco Forza10 www.forza10.com high energy and bio pet food for the fitness of our canine troops Lestra www.lestra.com extreme clothing for the extent of our challenges Transas www.transas.com the best mapping for arriving safely on port Ursuit www.ursuk.fi abandoned and dry suits for a better security Verney-Carron www.verney-carron.com rifles for our non-vegetarian palate Ligne Verney-Carron www.ligne-verney-carron.com hunting clothes and gear Petzl www.petzl.com to see more clearly in the polar night Global Marine Network www.globalmarinenet.com improving satellite communication Advanced Tracking www.whatusea.com portable tracking beacon Solariflex www.solariflex.com the portable solar energy Birdland www.lowlandtents.com expedition tents Micfil www.micfil.com ultra fine filtration for diesel engines LT Labo http://ltlabo.fr/ food supplements Musculine www.musculine.fr energetic food MX3 www.mx3.fr Freeze dried food Grivel www.grivel.com ice climbing equipment Getac www.getac.com rugged computers Spade www.spade-anchor.com Anchor high performance Olbia Chantier naval www.olbiacn.com for the « lifting » of ARKTIKA Expeditions Unlimited www.expeditions-unlimited.com
A problem of management of my sled dog camp in Finnish Lapland force me to postpone the start of the Transarctic expedition to July 2016.
This report raises many problems, but I prefer to see this situation in the most positive way. In any case it does not affect our motivation. On the contrary, it will allow us to be even more pointed on the technical preparation, develop communication and scientific protocols … So I want to see this report as an asset for the project will be better crafted and its chances of success will be all the greater.
The coming winter will see us training the dogs and testing all the equipment.
Long live the Adventure!
ARKTIKA 2.0 team (Gilles Elkaim, Alexia Nezondet and Eric Bonnem) met Prince Albert of Monaco for reporting on the Transarctic drift project. After an hour of friendly an open discussion, Prince Albert has expressed his support to the expedition; Albert II actually reached the North Pole bydogsled in 2006.
Participate to the expedition ARKTIKA 2.0: crowdfunding on Ulule