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Barneo off to rough start as plane damaged in emergency landing, bad weather delays other flights


Less-than-ideal ice floes for the base camp, a crash landing by one of the first planes, days of delays for subsequent flights due to bad weather and a guy running up hills with tires tied to a rope behind him.

In other words, just another ordinary opening week at the Barneo ice camp – which exists in every real-world sense despite Russia’s official decree it doesn’t – at 89 degrees north.