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Prince of Monaco reached the North Pole

April 17 2006

On the eve of Prince Albert II of Monaco has successfully reached the North Pole.

The expedition lasted four days and was devoted great-grandfather Prince - Albert I, the famous polar explorer. Descendant decided to make the journey to "draw public attention to the issue of the effects of global warming."

After a brief celebration at the North Pole expedition, and those who met her on the helicopter returned to the polar station "Barneo, which is located on a drifting ice floe in the area around 89 degrees north latitude, passes

48-year-old prince of Monaco Albert II - an experienced athlete: in his youth, he actively played football and handball, was fond of swimming, athletics and judo. In addition, he participated in the Paris-Dakar rally four times and played in the Olympics as a bobsledder.

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