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22nd April 2015 | Written by Mamont Foundation | Categories : Mamont Cup 2015, Press

THE MAMONT CUP 2015: ALL FOUR TEAMS SUCCESSFULLY REACH THE NORTH POLE

Longyearbyen, 22 April 2015. The Mamont Cup teams have all returned to Longyearbyen, Svalbard after a successful expedition to the North Pole. With conditions in their favour at the start of the journey, the teams made speedy progress to the North Pole with Team UK arriving first followed by Team Baltic, Team Europa and then Team Arctic. The expedition marked a true celebration of polar exploration with participants from across the globe taking part.

On arrival at the North Pole, the weather conditions changed and the teams had to sit out a huge Arctic storm before being safely flown back to Camp Barneo. They finally arrived at around 10 am this morning (20 April) where they are waiting for another storm to pass before flying back to Longyearbyen on Svalbard Island, Norway.

This inaugural event saw four teams, led by world renowned polar explorers, ski the last degree to the North Pole. Team captains included David Hempleman-Adams who led Team UK consisting of wounded servicemen, French explorers François Bernard and Christian de Marliave, and an all-female team lead by Denmark’s Bettina Aller. They were joined by competitors from Sweden, Italy, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Ukraine, Canada and the USA in a truly international celebration of polar exploration.

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14th April 2015 | Written by Mamont Foundation | Categories : Mamont Cup 2015, Press

Four teams line up to ski the last degree to the North Pole

Camp Barneo, 14 April 2015. The Mamont Cup teams have begun their epic ski to the North Pole in an international celebration of polar exploration. In an expedition taking place from 14-21 Apri 2015, each team will ski independently carrying all their own supplies across the challenging polar ice cap. The teams will be facing freezing temperatures, notoriously strong winds and ever changing terrain on the ice cap as they ski to the most northern place on earth.

This inaugural event will see four teams, led by world renowned polar explorers, ski the last degree to the North Pole (approximately 111km). Team captains include David Hempleman-Adams who leads an all British team consisting of wounded servicemen, French explorers François Bernard and Christian de Marliave, and an all-female team lead by Denmark’s Bettina Aller. They are joined by competitors from Sweden, Italy, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Ukraine, Canada and the USA in a truly international celebration of polar exploration.

The expedition is sponsored by the Mamont Foundation who aim to raise the awareness of the importance of continued research and exploration in polar regions – through this expedition they hope to encourage people to take a more active interest in the importance of polar regions.

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