When I searched it up all I saw was a bunch of ice snd stuff. Is it like an island or just a bunch of ice?
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Contrary to the Antarctic ("South Pole"), which is not just an island but in fact one of the largest continents on earth, the Arctic ("North Pole") doesn't have any actual landmass. So as you said, it's just a bunch of ice. At some points, these sheets of ice are several meters (20-30 ft) thick, on other spots they're as thin as paper. At some points, there is no ice at all and in fact, countless small and big water channels criss-cross through the ice. This made the exploration of the Arctic for early 20th century adventurers an extremely difficult and dangerous challenge. Even today, the Arctic still poses many risks to explorers. There is for example a guy from my country who attempted it twice to cross the whole Arctic region completely on his, just with a big sled on which he packed food and other things he needed. He had to go through several years of preparation to be ready for this both physically, mentally and emotionally. When he got there, he had to pull his sled over all that uneven ice and sometimes he had to swim through the ice cold water and pull his sled after him in the water. The first time he tried this adventure, he had to give up because it was too tough on him physically. The second time he tried it, he almost died because he slept on a part of the ice that broke off during a thunderstorm in the night and drifted off into the open ocean. It was only by coincidence that he was saved. After these two failed attempts, he decided to leave it at that and not try it anymore. So you see how rough and wild nature up there still is today. Unfortunately, the nordic ice sheets get less every year.2