August 16, 2018 - Search for bouy leads to polar bear encounter!
The team went in search of RINGO today, a buoy deployed right on the geographical North Pole in April 2016 by Frederic Vivier. The search by foot came to an abrupt halt, however, when the team encountered… a polar bear! Paola Catapano describes:
“Once again, a polar bear encounter is in the way of RINGO! However, for us, it was worth looking. We felt rewarded to have finally met a live, healthy, beautiful bear. And consider that, once again, in Spitzberg you set off looking for one thing and end up finding something else, beyond your expectations.”
Read her full dispatch here!