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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

North Pole

Prince Albert from Monaco plans trip to the North Pole

I just learned that Prince Albert II from Monaco is planning a trip to the North Pole.

His goal is to raise awareness of world leaders for the need of more environment friendly policies.

Prince Albert plans to travel to the pole by dogsled as part of a team of seven mushers. They'll start from Russia in April 2006 and hope to finish the 120 kilometer trip in seven days.

Albert, who is 47 called the trip a "small step toward increasing awareness about climate change".

(Source: Montreal Gazette, LA Times, Associated Press)