The Mamont Foundation is proud to present the Mamont Cup 2015, the ultimate expedition to the North Pole consisting of 60 nautical miles (111 km) from the 89th degree. Every day during the expedition you will be able to track the Mamont Cup 2015 as we’ll be updating you with voice blogs and news from the ice as the teams Baltic, Arctic, Europa and UK take on the challenge of reaching the North Pole – Just click here!
• Arrival at Longyearbyen, Norway: 10 April, 2015
• Expedition starts: 15 April, 2015
• Expected arrival at the North Pole: 21 April, 2015
LIVE UPDATES: THE MAMONT CUP 2015 EXPEDITION COMPLETE
All teams have successfully made it to the North Pole! For voice blogs from their arrival, see our SoundCloud application below.
UPDATE: We are delighted to announce that Team UK have made it to the North Pole! Followed closely by Team Baltic, both teams are thrilled at their achievements and arrived safe and sound at their goal. More information will be added as it becomes available, but both teams are currently skiing to their safety base.
Team Arctic and Team Europa are both making fantastic progress and should be arriving at the pole very soon – visit our tracking page above to see where each team is!
Day three has been an eventful one in the Arctic with all teams nearing on the pole. Due to the near-perfect conditions and determination of the teams, progress is being made much quicker than anticipated and all are in high spirits.
No adventure comes without its challenges however, as Christine Dennison has sadly been helicoptered back to Camp Barneo due to a knee injury, and the whole of Team Arctic had to alter course to avoid Polar bears on the ice. Christine is safe and well and despite the delay, Team Arctic are making great progress. Bring on day four!
Day two of the Mamont Cup began today with Teams UK and Baltic completing another successful day of skiing.
After the broken stoves of the day before, Team Arctic were helicoptered over to meet with Team Europa at 1pm (approximately 89N40) . With Christian Roeloff of Team Europa celebrating his birthday that day, it wasn’t all bad news in camp and with their help, Arctic managed to fix the stove problems and get in five hours of skiing before stopping to make camp around 28km from the North Pole.
With all teams pushing forward and now making good progress, we can’t wait to see what day three brings…
Day one on the Mamont Cup expedition proved to be both successful and eventful, with all teams pushing ahead to reach the North Pole…but not without obstacles!
After a successful day skiing with mild weather of around -25C, Team Arctic were struck down at camp (89.5618N 112.2522E.) with two broken stoves and no way of making warm food or water. In the harsh conditions of the Arctic, a problem like this can quickly become dangerous so the team had no option but to plan for a helicopter trip the next day to the nearest other team – Team Europa.
Team UK and Team Baltic suffered no delay and despite the problems, all teams were in high spirits and ready for day two…