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Norwegian adventurer says he has failed record attempt.

NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-27 March 2001-Norwegian adventurer says he has failed record attempt(C)1994-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

A Norwegian adventurer who aimed to set a world record for being the first to ski unaided across the frozen Arctic Ocean has said that he has failed because a broken sled forced him to get assistance.

Borge Ousland had hoped to be the first to ski 1,070 miles from Siberia to Canada alone and without assistance such as dog sleds, supply depots and provisions flown in from the outside, but had to replace his sled earlier this month because his original one was disintegrating.

Ousland said on his web site ( that 'getting a new sled was getting outside supplies, no matter how anyone else might see it'.

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Title Annotation:Borge Ousland fails to ski unaided across Arctic Ocean
Publication:Nordic Business Report
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Geographic Code:0ARCT
Date:Mar 27, 2001
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