The North Pole meets Bask. Expedition 2007
A team consisting of Alan Chambers, Pete Goss, Pete Lowtie, Andrew Warrender and Joe Levin departed from the UK on 4th of April, aiming to be on the ice near the North Pole on the 7th.
The preparation for the expedition had lasted almost one year. The island of Spitzbergen greeted the travellers ready for the challenge on the 5th. From the island, the transport was provided by a Russian team headed by Victor Boyarsky who was the Russian team member on the 1989-90 Trans-Antarctic expedition.
The equipment was parachuted to a point one degree from the North-Pole, which is approximately 60 miles away from the final point. The minimum range of the temperature encountered was –30 degrees Centigrade ( -22 F).
In such extreme conditions only outerwear tested and trusted by professionals can be recommended. Bask protective clothing made from the newly launched GORE-TEX PROSHELL were among the favourites of the team. We modified some of our collection at the request of the team by using GORE-TEX fabrics in such items as KHAN TENGRI V4, NORTHWIND V2 THL SALOPETTES and others. The result of these modifications was more than perfect – check the impressions of the participants at their website www.northpole2007.com and enjoy the report of Andrew Warrender
To learn more about the complete range of BASK protective clothing tested in this expedition:
- KHAN-TENGRI V4 Jacket
- NORTHWIND Salopettes
- KASHGAR Sleeping Bag
For other expedition items look in the catalogue.