The participants in the Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders program come from Arctic areas in Canada, Norway and Russia. As part of their extensive and exciting program before and during Arctic Frontiers they will meet with Mr Dmitry Shparo, the Director of the club "Adventure" and the first person on a ski expedition to the North Pole (in 1979).
The meeting will take place on Saturday, 21 January at 19:00 in a Saami tent (Lavvu) at Tromsø Villmarkssenter outside the city. The Emerging Leaders and Mr Shparo will be served the Sami culinary treat Bidos while the young leaders will learn more about the 1979 expedition to the North Pole as well as about the many other expeditions of this famous Russian adventurer.
Mr Shparo will also talk in the Sunday Arctic Frontiers Opening Ceremony at the Fram Centre.