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Two adventurers have successfully crossed the Arctic Ocean on skis after persevering through brutal conditions, briefly running out of food, and struggling to traverse thin ice caused by global warming, their team said on Sunday.
South African-born Swiss Mike Horn, 53, and Borge Ousland of Norway, 57, left Nome, Alaska by sailboat on August 25 as part of Horn's attempt to circumnavigate the world via the North and South Poles.
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They reached the sea ice on September 12 and have since been travelling on skis, pulling sledges with supplies behind them.
They passed the North Pole on October 27 and were picked up on the other side of the ice by the Lance icebreaker boat on Sunday, a spokesman for the expedition, Lars Ebbesen, told AFP.
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"The skiing part of the expedition is over. It was a wonderful moment when they slowly came to the boat," he said.
"They are in better condition than we thought and now...
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