The Ice is calling

Birgit Lutz (c) Bengt RotmoI am going again! I am happy, proud and very, very thrilled: I have the great honour and pleasure to support Felicity Aston (the fantastic lady who crossed Antarctica solo) with her Women´s Expedition to the North Pole in 2017! This will be an exciting project: The participating women come from Europe and the Middle East – the goal is to build role models for girls and women in all these countries and to foster greater dialogue and understanding between women of those cultures. And of course: to go to the North Pole, from Barneo.

The way to the North will this time be even more interesting for me: When I went with Thomas Ulrich from Barneo to the North Pole in 2010 and 2011, Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen was the gate to the Pole.

Now everything seems, that this route is history: Due to some trouble with norwegian authorities, the Barneo Team has decided to establish a new route from Russia. It looks like it will go via Murmansk and Nagurskoye on Alexandra Land in Franz Joseph Land.

This means more work when realizing the project, more excitement – and the prospect, to meet many russian friends again!

I am looking a lot forward to all these exciting experiences!

While I am currently sailing on the SV Antigua along the norwegian coast, on the way up to Spitsbergen, my thoughts have started to wander more and more to the Northeast. . .

Go, girls, go! 🙂