Polar expedition delayed

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Four Norwegians keen on skiing to the South Pole have instead been stuck in Punta Arenas in southern Chile, forced to wait until bad weather improves enough so that they can get to their starting point.

The Norwegians are among those keen on reaching the South Pole in connection with the 100th anniversary of Roald Amundsen’s famous expedition that was the first to arrive at the South Pole on December 14, 1911.

Expedition leader Jan-Gunnar Winther of the Polar Institute in Tromsø, his colleague Harald Dag Jølle, former Olympic and World Champion skier Vegard Ulvang and adventurer Stein P Aasheim have already been waiting for a week, until landing conditions improve on the Union Glacier in Antarctica.

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