Here is my story in pictures.
On-line browsing the web at our Ryazan host Mike's apartment
Our tour of Ryazan included the Kremlin and its cathedrals.
St. Basil's cathedral at the end of Red Square.
The Moscow Subway has incredible art.
Louise and Jim with the mammoth
Group gathered after Gypsy Band Romen performance
Unloading all of our equipment and the fuel supplies for Borneo
Borneo Ice Station showing the runway and big tents
Russian AN-26, the workhorse of Siberia
Helicopters provide easy access to any chosen point near the North Pole
This arial view shows many features of the Arctic Ocean.
Most of the skiing was easy.
Crossing cracks offers a new challenge for first time skier Chris.
Up and over! We did encounter a few pressure ridges.
Dr. Misha attends to Chris' medical needs.
The Arctic Ocean tosses around some mighty big and colorful chunks of ice!
Crossing cracks works ok if you do not catch the ski tip.
Jim is dwarfed by a lovey pressure ridge.
Near the North Pole was much open water. I waited but a seal did not appear.
Here is the group at the North Pole!
Louise holds a TIBCO banner at the North Pole
Louise at the North Pole with our heros, polar brothers Richard and Misha.
Jim at the pole with his Agilent banner.
The area around the North Pole was very beautiful!
Home away from home is comfortable tents - even at the North Pole.
Misha and the "warm" California Team couple
Josee tirelessly cooks us FrenchToast at Borneo!!!
Some people are on their toes, but Kristina is on her head!
Ski lessons at Borneo from the expert Polar brothers Richard and Misha
Buckle your seat belts to prepare for landing... What seat belts?
Kristina models native fur clothing of the Taimyr reindeer people destined for display at the interpretive center at Arctic Watch.
Tea on Russian Orthodox Easter starts with vodka and sweet Russian cakes, then continues with wine, beer and, finally, tea!
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