#4: North Pole season cancelled
After almost two weeks of deliberations, negotiations and expectations, the North Pole season has been cancelled. This unprecedented event has shocked us all and we’re doing our best to grapple with the aftermath.
Thanks to our Russian colleagues at Vicaar and many others for pulling out all stops to resurrect the program, your tireless efforts are greatly appreciated. Unfortunately the vagaries of politics and the limited capabilities of the replacement aircraft meant that a safe and fulfilling program couldn’t be guaranteed so the decision was made to pull out.
Thanks also to my wonderful team for dealing with the news so graciously. Now let’s do it all again next year (but without the cancellation bit!).