The explorers enjoyed a tea party at the summit of Mount Barbeau
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Queen's message sent from Arctic

A message has been sent to the Queen congratulating her on her 60-year reign, from explorers in the Arctic.

The seven-man team, led by Plymouth-based Antony Jinman, trekked to the summit of Mount Barbeau on the Queen Elizabeth Islands to have a tea party in honour of the Diamond Jubilee.

The islands are 560 miles (901km) from the North Pole and were named in honour of the Queen's Coronation 60 years ago.

The Education Through Expeditions Anglo-Canadian team are hoping to send a live message to the Royal House, but pre-recorded this one earlier in case their equipment does not work.

  • 03 Jun 2012