Norwegian Arctic Expedition Raises Funds for the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute
by admin ~ April 16th, 2007
The Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute have provided support to the Museum, Library and Polar Archives of the Institute since 1946. In 2006, they sponsored a sled-dog trip to give volunteers an experience of the arctic and to create awareness for the activities of the Research Institute on climate change, remote sensing, circumpolar history, social sciences in the arctic, and more. The 2007 trip just completed its 240 kilometer journey, braving temperatures of -30 celsius, arduous climbs and spectacular vistas. More information can be obtained from news reports, the Friends of the SPRI web site, or the media sites of volunteers and team members. Plans for a 2008 expedition are already underway.