Fyodor Konyukhov Successfully Completed His Mission at a Single Drifting Station

Фото предоставлено экспедиционным штабом Фёдора Конюхова
Фото предоставлено экспедиционным штабом Фёдора Конюхова

On July 27, the nuclear-powered ship "50 Let Pobedy" (eng. "50 Years of Victory") reached the single polar drifting station of Fedor Konyukhov at the North Pole. The expeditionary tour of the honorary member of the Russian Geographical Society, the famous traveler, is dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the first convoys of the allies, which supplied the warring USSR with equipment and food. Fedor Konyukhov spent 249 hours and 25 minutes at the drifting station.

According to the headquarters of the traveler, "everything went smoothly, the polar bear did not approach the drifting station, and Fyodor Konyukhov is feeling excellent". During the drift, Fedor made seven sketches, one of which was presented to Nikolai Savelyev, the president of the Poseidon Expeditions polar travel club.

In the evening of July 27, the icebreaker headed back towards the Franz Josef Land archipelago.


Фото предоставлено экспедиционным штабом Фёдора Конюхова
Фото предоставлено экспедиционным штабом Фёдора Конюхова

Fedor Konyukhov reached the North Geographic Pole 6 times:

1988, a member of the Transarctic ski expedition "Polar Bridge" (USSR – North Pole – Canada) as part of an international group with the support of the newspaper "Komsomolskaya Pravda". Expedition leader – Dmitry Shparo. Start: Severnaya Zemlya, Sredniy Island, the Arctic Cape, March 3, 1988. The group reached the North Pole on April 24. Finished in Canada, on Ward Hunt Island, June 1, 1988. Travel time – 91 days.

1989, a member of the first Russian autonomous expedition "Arctic" to the North Pole. Started on March 4, 1989, from Severnaya Zemlya archipelago, Shmidt Island. The expedition reached the North Pole on May 6, 1989. Travel time – 63 days.

1990, the first solo skiing trip to the North Pole in the history of Russia. On March 3, started from Cape Lokot, Sredniy Island (Severnaya Zemlya). Reached the Pole on May 8, 1990. Travel time – 72 days.

2013, together with Viktor Simonov (Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk) he went on a skiing and dog sledding expedition along the route North Pole – Canada (Ward Hunt Island). Started on April 6, finished on May 20, 2013. Travel time – 46 days.

2018, as a guest of honor of Poseidon Expeditions, he visited the North Pole aboard the nuclear-powered icebreaker “50 Let Pobedy”.

2021, reached the point of the geographic North Pole aboard the “50 Let Pobedy” icebreaker to deploy a single drifting polar station.