Ajeet Bajaj is first Indian to ski to North Pole
Bajaj, 40, skied for nine days from a Russian weather camp in the Artic Ocean to reach the North Pole early morning (IST).
"He reached the North Pole at around 4.50 a.m. Wednesday and called us on satellite phone to give us the good news," said his wife Shirly Thomas Bajaj.
"He has overcome the sub-zero atmosphere and the rough terrain and we are really happy for him. Calls have poured in from relatives to congratulate us," Shirly told.
North Pole is close to the northern point at which the Earth's axis of rotation meets the surface. The pole is located in the Arctic Ocean.
Ajeet, the managing director of Snow Leopards adventure sports, had left India April 14 for Norway and later underwent three days of training in Russia.
He is part of a five-member cross-country skiing expedition team that has three Americans and a Briton.
Congratulations to Mr. Bajaj for doing India proud.
3 cheers for Team India!!! hip hip hurrah!!!