Barneo


Barneo

Barneo ice base is about 100 km (60 miles) from the North Pole. As of April 2007 it was located at coord|89|31.5|N|30|27|W|. However, northerly winds cause the camp to drift toward the southeast at a speed of 0.8 km/h.Because of the constant moving ice on the Arctic Ocean, Barneo has to be rebuilt from scratch each year. Barneo is not merely a tent camp; a flown-in bulldozer was used to flatten the snow so cargo planes like the Antonov An-74 can land. Another runway is being built.

ee also

*Northernmost settlements

External links

* [http://www.barneo.ru/ Barneo Base]
* [http://www.thepoles.com/news.php?id=15885 News from Barneo Apr 18, 2007]
* [http://www.northpolextreme.com/ Vicaar International Projects and Expeditions site]


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