News Americas, NASSAU, Bahamas, Thurs. April 23, 2015: Two Bahamas explorers who made history by becoming the first Bahamians to ever journey to the North Pole are set to return to Nassau today.
Mark Roberts and Shaune Adderley last night were booked on a flight to London after leaving Barneo, a private Russian temporary ice base, for Longyearbyen, Norway yesterday. They then flew from Norway to London and from London they will fly to the Bahamas. The two journeyed to the North Pole with several New Zealanders, braving blizzard like conditions to plant the flag of their home country their and make history as the first ever Bahamians to make it to the Pole.
Roberts says he was “invited by a friend who has lived in The Bahamas for a number of years and he with a group of New Zealanders were going to the North Pole.”
The average temperature on the North Pole, Alaska is a blistering -20 F on a warm day to -80 F with wind chills. The duo first flew to London to begin their journey. Then it was off to Ausland, Norway and then to Russia. The North Pole is the northernmost point on the Earth, lying diametrically opposite the South Pole.