April 14, 2011 - 15h22 - the ephemeral North Pole

Right at the North Pole. Actually it is not much different than what we have seen during much of our progress these past few days. More leads, smaller chunks of ice floating, so it's a challenge to be on the right ice floe at the right time to 'capture' the North Pole, however briefly. We move from one floe to the other and here it is! 90º, were it only for an ephemeral moment. So thrilling that we forget that we have taken our gloves off while we take pictures...