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Skydive
into the
Top
of the
World
with
Dan Poynter
© 2012
Where is the North Pole?

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No Land. Just Ice.

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Magnetic North

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Why Go to the North Pole?
✈ Everyone

knows where it is.
✈ Few have been there.
✈ Arctic is one of the last great frontier...
Who Has Gone There?

Robert Peary

Matthew Henson

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1958: Nautilus & Skate

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Welcoming Committee

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When Can You Go There?
Winter

Summer

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Sun Does not Rise or Set

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Northern
Outfitters
Suit

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Rigging
Innovations

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Chatanga

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Bill Booth

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Moscow

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Ilyushin 76

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Navigator’s
Cockpit

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Open
Tailgate

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Chatanga

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Chatanga

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Chatanga Airport

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Our New Siberian Friends

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Reindeer Herd

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Back to Chatanga

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North Pole Briefing

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Loading up

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Inside the
IL-76
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The Ride Up

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Equipment
Not
Tied Down

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Flight Briefing

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Bring Your Own Toilet

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Chuting Up

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Exit,
Exit,
Exit
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Emptying the IL-76

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Tandem Opening

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Tandem Jump--Decending

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Smoke Shows Wind Direction
& Speed

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Tandem Nears DZ

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Patrick with Snow Board

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Russian Jumper

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More
Jumping

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Rough Terrain

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Climbing Up

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Jumping
Off

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Ice Cave

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Snow Windblown & Refrozen

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Strange Formations

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Posing for Photos

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Hello Santa Barbara

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10 Countries, 65 Jumpers

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Breaking Through the Ice

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Inside the Igloo

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Santa
Was
There
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Santa Claus, California.

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We Found Elvis Too

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The Ice Moves

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Twin Otter Flew
in from Canada

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Preparing to Leave

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From Inside the Helicopter

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Inside the AN-26

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Certificate
of the Event

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Commemorative Envelope
with Stamps

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My name is
Dan Poynter
and
May all your
expeditions
be successful
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Introducing . . .

Dan Poynter
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North Pole Expedition: Skydiving into the Top of the World

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There are many ways to get to the North Pole: You may go by dog sled in April, by ice breaker in August, you can even cross-country ski. Don’t try it in winter—when it is dark up there. Savvy people fly. In fact, of the few people who have made it to the North Pole, most went by air.

There is no airport at the North Pole. The polar ice cap is more than 1,000 miles across in winter. The North Pole is in the Arctic Ocean. It freezes over to 6-18 feet thick. The water under the ice is 14,000 feet deep. In April, the ice is still firm and the sun is always shining. The ice begins to compress and expand (break up) in late April.

During this expedition, the sun was at 16 degrees above the horizon; it circled around and never set. The North Pole is as dry as a desert; nothing lives there.


Dan Poynter is past president of the Parachute Industry Association, past chairman of the Board of the U.S. Parachute Association and past president of the International Hang Gliding Commission. He has written more than 120 books; seven on parachutes and skydiving. A pilot, skydiver and master parachute rigger, this Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) is a frequent speaker at aviation and other events.

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North Pole Expedition: Skydiving into the Top of the World

  1. 1. Skydive into the Top of the World with Dan Poynter © 2012
  2. 2. Where is the North Pole? ParaPub.com
  3. 3. No Land. Just Ice. ParaPub.com
  4. 4. Magnetic North ParaPub.com
  5. 5. Why Go to the North Pole? ✈ Everyone knows where it is. ✈ Few have been there. ✈ Arctic is one of the last great frontiers. ParaPub.com
  6. 6. Who Has Gone There? Robert Peary Matthew Henson ParaPub.com
  7. 7. 1958: Nautilus & Skate ParaPub.com
  8. 8. Welcoming Committee ParaPub.com
  9. 9. When Can You Go There? Winter Summer ParaPub.com
  10. 10. Sun Does not Rise or Set ParaPub.com
  11. 11. Northern Outfitters Suit ParaPub.com
  12. 12. Rigging Innovations ParaPub.com
  13. 13. Chatanga ParaPub.com
  14. 14. Bill Booth ParaPub.com
  15. 15. Moscow ParaPub.com
  16. 16. Ilyushin 76 ParaPub.com
  17. 17. Navigator’s Cockpit ParaPub.com
  18. 18. Open Tailgate ParaPub.com
  19. 19. Chatanga ParaPub.com
  20. 20. Chatanga ParaPub.com
  21. 21. Chatanga Airport ParaPub.com
  22. 22. ParaPub.com
  23. 23. ParaPub.com
  24. 24. ParaPub.com
  25. 25. Our New Siberian Friends ParaPub.com
  26. 26. ParaPub.com
  27. 27. Reindeer Herd ParaPub.com
  28. 28. Back to Chatanga ParaPub.com
  29. 29. North Pole Briefing ParaPub.com
  30. 30. Loading up ParaPub.com
  31. 31. Inside the IL-76 ParaPub.com
  32. 32. The Ride Up ParaPub.com
  33. 33. Equipment Not Tied Down ParaPub.com
  34. 34. Flight Briefing ParaPub.com
  35. 35. Bring Your Own Toilet ParaPub.com
  36. 36. Chuting Up ParaPub.com
  37. 37. ParaPub.com
  38. 38. Exit, Exit, Exit ParaPub.com
  39. 39. Emptying the IL-76 ParaPub.com
  40. 40. Tandem Opening ParaPub.com
  41. 41. Tandem Jump--Decending ParaPub.com
  42. 42. Smoke Shows Wind Direction & Speed ParaPub.com
  43. 43. Tandem Nears DZ ParaPub.com
  44. 44. ParaPub.com
  45. 45. ParaPub.com
  46. 46. Patrick with Snow Board ParaPub.com
  47. 47. Russian Jumper ParaPub.com
  48. 48. More Jumping ParaPub.com
  49. 49. ParaPub.com
  50. 50. Rough Terrain ParaPub.com
  51. 51. ParaPub.com
  52. 52. Climbing Up ParaPub.com
  53. 53. Jumping Off ParaPub.com
  54. 54. ParaPub.com
  55. 55. Ice Cave ParaPub.com
  56. 56. Snow Windblown & Refrozen ParaPub.com
  57. 57. Strange Formations ParaPub.com
  58. 58. Posing for Photos ParaPub.com
  59. 59. Hello Santa Barbara ParaPub.com
  60. 60. 10 Countries, 65 Jumpers ParaPub.com
  61. 61. ParaPub.com
  62. 62. ParaPub.com
  63. 63. Breaking Through the Ice ParaPub.com
  64. 64. Inside the Igloo ParaPub.com
  65. 65. Santa Was There ParaPub.com
  66. 66. Santa Claus, California. ParaPub.com
  67. 67. We Found Elvis Too ParaPub.com
  68. 68. The Ice Moves ParaPub.com
  69. 69. Twin Otter Flew in from Canada ParaPub.com
  70. 70. Preparing to Leave ParaPub.com
  71. 71. From Inside the Helicopter ParaPub.com
  72. 72. ParaPub.com
  73. 73. Inside the AN-26 ParaPub.com
  74. 74. Certificate of the Event ParaPub.com
  75. 75. Commemorative Envelope with Stamps ParaPub.com
  76. 76. ParaPub.com
  77. 77. My name is Dan Poynter and May all your expeditions be successful ParaPub.com
  78. 78. ParaPub.com
  79. 79. Introducing . . . Dan Poynter ParaPub.com

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