helicopter pictures taken at the North Pole Base Camp, Camp Borneo

Picture of a Russian Helicopter kicking up the ice at Borneo Base on the Geographic North Pole.

Looking at the North Pole from under the ice of Borneo Base.
The Oddest Place on Earth: Rediscovering the North Pole.  This is a beautiful picture of a helicopter kicking up the ice on Borneo Base, the base camp on the geographic north pole.  The base was cracking up and this was an evacuation of Borneo Base before the ice runway completely cracked up.
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The helicopter is sitting on the North Pole base camp,  Borneo Base and is ready for takeoff with the rotors kicking up the ice.  This is an excellent Picture.

Helicopter picture kicking up ice at Borneo Base on the North Pole base camp.


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At the end of the base evacuation following the appearance of a crack in the ice runway, the chopper lands to pick up the last camp members from Borneo Base on the Geographic North Pole.


Christopher Pala, Rediscovering the North Pole: The Oddest Place on Earth

The Oddest Place on Earth: Rediscovring the North Pole

Book Description
When Christopher Pala first landed at the North Pole, he fell so much in love with it that he took his girlfriend to ride the polar treadmill  on what he mischievously called the First Expedition to Nowhere. For a week, the couple skied every day to the pole, pitched their tent and drifted away from it as they slept. 

Between his five trips to the pole, Pala used his journalistic skills to peel away the layers of myth surrounding its discovery and capture  the untold story of the first men who indisputably stood there. 

 Pala is the first to chronicle the transformation of one of the most remote places on earth into a new Mecca for adventure travelers. Flying   in every April on Russian jets, he joined risk-lovers to parachute over it, balloon across it, attain it on skis and scuba-dive under it. 

But as he discovers, man's presence at the pole is still ephemeral and there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the escape from ordinary  constraints of time and space provided by this breathtakingly gorgeous place that is not a place.   Excerpts of the book have appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Blue Adventure, Polar Record and other publications. 

About the Author
Christopher Pala is a free-lance journalist based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. His work with United Press International and Agence  France-Presse took him to the Caribbean, West Africa, Russia and Central Asia, but no place captured his heart and mind more than the  North Pole. 




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