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23.04.10 Christina Franco at the North Pole


Christina Franco makes it to the geographic North Pole, although sadly not under the circumstances she would have wished for.

Christina Franco Global Explorer

Christina Franco makes it to the geographic North Pole

An extract from Christina’s website ( describes why she was forced to come off the ice:

GLOBAL EXPLORER, and conservationist Christina Franco has been collected from the Arctic Ocean, after 30 expedition days. A wide open lead (passage of open water) blocked the route; after a long deliberation with several polar experts the difficult decision was made for Christina to be collected from the ice by the next resupply plane.

After some brief rest bite in London, Christina flew out to Barneo (, a temporary Russian camp located near to the North Pole.  Here she has been assisting in a documentary about the drifting camp, and had the pleasure of welcoming the first team to the North Pole, who arrived in a record 41 days.

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