THE  "NORTH POLE BALLOON RALLY"

 

TAKE YOUR SPONSOR TO THE "TOP OF THE WORLD"......

     What is the Greatest Adventure of your Ballooning Career? Are you "Up" to the challenge of flying over the North Pole? This may be your only opportunity.

On April, 2007 you're invited to enter your Balloon Team in one of the most unique Rallies on Earth. Fly over the edge of the Earth's Last Frontier......

Meet in Longyearbyen, Norway. Then board the Russian aircraft to  the North Pole ice base camp. Let us arrange your balloon and team from Moscow to the North Pole and back. We'll place you several kilometers upwind from the Geographic North Pole the entire Rally will fly over to capture the greatest "Brass Ring". Everyone will receive Certificates of Passage over the North Pole

       

In 1997 the American Balloon Team "The Wild Bunch" became the first Americans to fly over the North Pole. They flew it again in 1998. And now it's your turn, but this time all the pitfalls and logistics of these two past North Pole Expeditions have been perfected and the North Pole is ready for the "North Pole Balloon Rally".........And you...........

Don't let anybody kid you. Fly the North Pole and you've done it all!! No one will ever be able to "TOP" that!!

 Our cargo plane will take your basket and envelope safely to the North Pole Base Camp, where you will fly by Russian  Helicopter to the upwind position to launch our balloons to  assault the Geographic North Pole. The helicopters will then  fly chase and retrieve you and take you back to the Exact  Geographic North Pole for the Rallies Celebration. "Circle the  World" the dance around the Meridians, and return to the  warmth of the Polar encampment.  This unprecedented event will explode promotional notoriety for your sponsors, in a way that can be capitalized upon for years.

  

 

SOLOMAN AUGUST ANDRE'E.....

THE FIRST ATTEMPT TO FLY OVER THE NORTH POLE........1897

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FROZEN LYING NEXT TO THEIR EXPEDITION DIARY...

 
     The "Second North Pole Balloon Rally" is all green lights. .  The 2006 North Pole Expedition will conduct its operations under the provisions set forth in the prior years of 1994 through 2000 with our agents in Russia and other countries. Under our agreement they will provide the air support in the form of jet aircraft and helicopters to and from the North Pole. Furthermore they will continue to provide the logistical support and supply the expedition with the communications systems, food, tents, heaters, fuel, bull dozier and equipment to maintain the "Blue Ice Runway" at the North Pole base camp. They will also provide expert expedition personnel (pilots, mechanics, Arctic guides, Blue Ice runway specialists, meteorologists...etc.). This is exactly the way it has been organized for the past 6 years and we have not had one problem.  "THE NORTH POLE BALLOON RALLY IS UNDER WAY" !!
     We have 5 BALLOON SLOTS still open for any TEAMS that have not registered and sent in their deposits. You can use your own gear, but our parka/pants/boots system will keep you toasty in the coldest of weather. It is important to keep your feet warm and these boots are the best. Also I would like to let you know that any balloon pilot wishing to take his balloon to the North Pole and reduce the cost incurred by the additional team members...I have great news!! This expedition is full of additional people that have balloon skills and can help you launch your balloon for you. Usually you don't need inflation fans at the North Pole because the prevailing wind will self inflate your balloon. And anyway, there will be persons standing by each balloon to assist in any tasks you need. Remember, that you will be taken to the North Pole base camp by jet plane and then by helicopter to the North Pole (a few miles upwind by the pilots of the base camp helicopter). Your balloons will be launched and fly over the    EXACT GEOGRAPHIC NORTH POLE....the Exact...GPS=90* Latitude- North Pole   then the helicopters will come to you as chase vehicles and retrieve you when you land several miles past the North Pole.  You will make the record books as the first Balloon Rally to fly the North Pole !!
      The Expedition will include a French Ski Expedition that will "Ski the Last Degree to the Pole". Anyone that wants to do the parachute jump over the Pole, let me know (the jump is from the Helicopter). As has been done for the past 4 years, anyone wishing to jump over the pole can do so. You do have to have experience, this is not the place to learn.
        

Cost: 

For Pilot and Balloon; Aprox. $41,000 Euros for balloon and 1 Pilot
For additional Persons on Balloon Team:  $16,000 Euros

Confirmation made by each person with deposit of $2,500 and $1,000 Deposit for the Balloon. Then the remainder of the balance is DUE 60 days prior to Expedition. All of the deposit (except $1,000 USD for each person) is refundable up to January15, 2007. The amount above covers the entire North Pole Expedition, from Longyearbyen to the North Pole ice base and back to Longyearbyen. This includes all air transport of persons and balloon and team equipment from Longyearbyen to the North Pole and back. It also includes all food and lodging, as well as tents, heaters, communication equipment, and safety equipment, airplanes, helicopters, pilots, mechanics, expedition guides, etc. This does not include clothing or hotel and air faire to Longyearbyen. but we can suggest and help you arrange this at no extra charge. Any sponsor or advertisement is possible...we want you to have everything possible at your disposal. We will help you with any promotional requests.

 
     
     I will be available at any time for any questions you have at my email address: 

northpole@geadventures.com 

"Let this be the Greatest Adventure of Mankind"

And you can call us anytime toll-free in the US at:

850.217.9974
   For Technical Information

Cell phone:  USA  850.217.9974

"FLY AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD"

Best Regards

 

Curtis Lieber
North Pole Expedition Director
Global Expeditions, Inc.
"North Pole Balloon Rally" April, 2005

 

"NORTH POLE BALLOON RALLY - APRIL, 2007

IT'S YOUR CHALLENGE......ARE YOU READY FOR IT?

Get your sponsors and get your Balloon Team ready for the Hot Air Balloon Rally of the Century !! It's at the "TOP OF THE WORLD"......Don't Miss Out....Join Today...

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