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The Big Nail 2010

Eurotech, with its wearable computer Zypad, supports Michele Pontrandolfo, an italian explorer on his trek to the Geographic North Pole.

Starting Point: Ward Hunt Island
Arrival: Geographic North Pole

Follow Michele's long journey...

His challenge is to travel alone for 60 days along the Arctic Ocean.

He will complete the over 800 km (500 miles) of his solitary journey on skis in a harsh environment that can reach temperatures of -60C (-76F). Adding to the challenge is the sled Michele will haul; it weighs 130 kg (286 lbs) and carries all the supplies necessary for his survival to complete the trip.


- 9th February: From Italy to Ottawa

- 26th / 28th February: From Ottawa to Ward Hunt Island

- 26th April: Leaving the North Pole to Italy


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