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Destination North Pole

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New series, ‘Destination North Pole', follows the incredible story of the men and women who risk life and limb to build, operate and populate the most northerly town on the planet. For one month each year a bizarre sight descends on the polar ice cap, just a few miles from the North Pole. Skydivers swoop down onto the ice, and in a matter of days, they transform the frozen wilderness into a thriving international airport and the only gateway to the North Pole. In the weeks that follow, 35 ton Antonov cargo planes fly in scientific expeditions and polar explorers, landing on an ice runway just two meters thick, in sub-zero temperatures. Around the airstrip, a frosty frontier town clings to existence in one of the most inhospitable environments on earth, and here, on one of the world's last great frontiers, larger-than-life characters work hard, and play harder, experiencing life on the edge of the world.