9th North Pole ski expedition

The National Youth Polar Expedition, Skiing to the North Pole, has been held for nine years in a row. Expedition members are 16-18 year old young men and women from various parts of the country. Expedition leader Matvei Shparo, director of the Laboratoriya Puteshestvy [Travel Laboratory] educational center, spoke to arctic.ru about how young explorers are selected for the team and the challenges they face on their way to the top of the planet.