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Adventure Skier Married At North Pole

By April 14, 2012

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Poet, Alfred Lord Tennyson once said "In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love," and I guess that means anywhere on the planet.

According to Explorersweb.com, Borge Ousland, a veteran Norwegian polar explorer recently got married at the Geographic North Pole.

The ceremony was performed according to Lutheran wedding custom, with a pastor, candles and a cross made of skies. Borge was dressed in national Norwegian dress. The bride, Hege was dressed in a warm, long, white dress.

The couple flew in from Longyearbyen, Svalbard to Barneo Ice Station where they boarded a Russian MI-8 helicopter to the North Pole. The proceedings lasted 30 minutes and following the ceremony the couple were toasted with champagne and a colorful fireworks display.

The weather on the wedding day at Barneo (N89° 36' and E007° 34'), 44.5 miles from the Pole was, -10°F with north-westerly wind of 7mph, and the visibility was excellent.

In 1994 Børge Ousland became the first person to ski solo from land to the North Pole.

Read More: Børge Ousland wedding and photos


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