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Mission Icefox

29
2013
Mar
till
20
2013
Apr
22 days
Longyearbyen
to
Longyearbyen
430 km

During this 3 weeks expedition, we tested a new carbon layer for the industrie and produced a great adventure story about carbon layers and spirits of human adventures.
Mike Fuchs’ and Eric Folz’s skiing tour on Norwegian Spitsbergen leads them from the north of the island – they reach their starting point by scooter – back to Spitsbergens largest city Longyearbyen (1.800 inhabitants). They miss the north pole by approx. 1000 km, but have nevertheless the opportunity to test themselves and the equipment under arctic conditions. As the trip is scheduled to start on March 27th, Fuchs and Folz still meet harsh winter conditions. They have prepared to bear up against air temperatures down to -45 degrees Celsius – the windchill factor might make it even colder. Midnight sun appears not before April 14th, so they may even witness polar lights during the short nights.

The trip is expected to take 23 days, depending on weather conditions – blizzards are frequent at this time of the year – and other circumstances that could force them to make a detour. Their day’s stages cover between 7 – when skiing uphill while pulling the heavy pulka sled – and 45 kilometers.

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the team

Eric Folz

Eric Folz, an engineer with good qualities of McGyver

Mike Fuchs

Mike Fuchs, photographer and adventurer

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Mike Fuchs’ and Eric Folz’s skiing tour on Norwegian Spitsbergen leads them from the north of the island – they reach their starting point by scooter – back to Spitsbergens largest city Longyearbyen (1.800 inhabitants). They miss the north pole by approx. 1000 km, but have nevertheless the opportunity to test themselves and the equipment under arctic conditions. As the trip is scheduled to start on March 27th, Fuchs and Folz still meet harsh winter conditions. They have prepared to bear up against air temperatures down to -45 degrees Celsius – the windchill factor might make it even colder. Midnight sun appears not before April 14th, so they may even witness polar lights during the short nights.

The trip is expected to take 23 days, depending on weather conditions – blizzards are frequent at this time of the year – and other circumstances that could force them to make a detour. Their day’s stages cover between 7 – when skiing uphill while pulling the heavy pulka sled – and 45 kilometers.

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