Camp Barneo, otherwise known as the North Pole Camp, is located just 49km from the top of the world. It is set up every year from scratch, and serves as a base for excursions to the Pole. Here are some other facts about North Pole's floating ice camp:
- By the end of April it starts melting, making Barneo the most temporary runway in the world, open for business less than one month every year.
- This year, work on Barneo will have to wrap up about a week earlier than usual, as the ice melts faster than ever before.
- Barneo is constantly moving as northerly winds push the floating camp towards the southeast at up to 0.5mph.
- Every year in March 50 tons of equipment – everything from food supplies to bulldozers - are dropped onto the camp by parachute.