Skydiving to the North Pole.
The history of parachute-jumping to the terrestrial North Pole point spans
over 50 years. Throughout these years hundreds of desperately fearless
skydivers have reached their target, but still a greater number of those
who desired to skydive to the top of the world have been unable to make
their dream come true.
Such factors as the use of ice air fields, the long-haul flights and
skydiving out of jumbo transport aircraft, the protracted waiting for
suitable weather conditions, the low temperature at the North Pole in April
(down to minus 35°C), have imposed stringent requirements on the members of
Arctic skydiving expeditions.
And what about these days? Have you ever participated in a skydiving
boogi somewhere in the suburbs of Moscow or in the Canary Islands? Well,
in our expedition to the North Pole you'll be given a chance to enjoy a
real skydiving vacation. Hard to believe it?
Here's a glimpse of what we guarantee: first-class cabins and suits,
lavish bar and restaurant, fitness gym, swimming pool, warmth and comfort
of your accommodation, exciting sightseeing trips/outings to the arctic
islands and amazing encounters with polar wild life. And once we reach the North Pole,
Mi-8 helicopter will lift you in the skies right from the ice-breaker's deck.
You'll see ice blocks and our floating city down below, and up above there'll
be sunshine and blue sky. August is the very peak of the summer; in fact,
it'll be hot in the North Pole, with temperatures ranging between 0 and 1°C.
We are addressing the skydivers of all countries and nations:
We must not miss our chance to land at the cherished "zero" point of the Earth in the outgoing millennium!
Ballooning over the North Pole.
Only a few people know the beauty of ballooning over the Pole. These few
lucky ones also know how hard it used to be to do it in the past. Each
kilo of payload had to be taken into account, not to mention the difficulty
of delivering your balloon to the "zero" point.
We have no problems of this kind. We shall accommodate any number of
balloons aboard ice-breaker and deliver them to our destination.
We have no concern over the weight of your gear.
Waiting for suitable weather conditions is the worst ordeal balloonists
have to face. Few people can endure it. But in our expedition, you simply
won't notice the pause.
At one of the expedition days, leaving your warm and comfortable cabin,
you will step down on ice and have a chance to arrange a real ballooning
fiesta on the North Pole.
The summer skies of the Arctic are waiting
Paramotoring over the North Pole.
Paramotor, this unassuming and lightest aircraft, has been winning more and
more fans lately. In 1998, for the first time ever, a paramotor flew up
in the sky over the North Pole. This event symbolizes the start of
paramotoring at the North Pole.
We give paramotorists a chance to fly their aircraft over the top of the
world and to enjoy a bird's view of our ice-breaker forging ahead
steadily through the ice floes several meters thick. And your motor will
not experience the stress of the subzero arctic temperatures!
Diving underneath the ice at the North Pole.
Divers have actually dived into the ocean underneath the ice at the top of
the planet. These people are true heroes. It was through enormous efforts
and sometimes even human lives that the North Pole let people look into
the depths of the Arctic Ocean. Submariners and scuba divers are familiar
with the complicated aspects involved in preparing the equipment and outfit
before diving under low temperature conditions. Restrictions with respect
to the weight of equipment, shortage of time for preparation before diving
underneath the ice, remoteness of the base camp grounds are all gone with
the challenges that the expeditions of the past had to face. We shall have
no problems of this kind in our expedition as the ice-breaker we'll be sailing
aboard is in fact a small floating city. It will easily deliver all required
equipment and gear to our destination and thus will ensure that scuba divers
have comfortable conditions to prepare for diving. And we are sure to have
an unfrozen patch of water in the midst of ice as there will be open water
abaft the ice-breaker. You will see not just the magnificent underwater world,
but will also be able to look at our unique vessel from below.