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image provided by Bishop Lamoureux, 3 March 2014
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The flags shown here are Originally from Nattsnakk fra Longyearbyen - Labels added to help flag identification at the suggestion of Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 31 March 2014["Barneo Ice Camp is a unique Russian-operated drift station on the frozen Arctic Ocean near the North Pole. With its integrated ice runway, Barneo caters for the air-borne tourist industry that operates from Longyearbyen in Svalbard (Norway)." (Source: Ice Trek Expeditions) - Ed.]
These flags are a set of flags that were shown flying at
Barneo, Russia, a camp near the Arctic Ocean. Some of them have been already
identified by various Reddit users. The ones in the middle are Russia (c)
and Moscow (d), beside Moscow is the flag of St. Petersburg (e), the
lower left flag has been identified as the flag of the Russian Airborne Troops
(g ?). Any help in identifying the remaining flags would be great. More
pictures of Barneo can be
Bishop Lamoureux, 3 March 2014
The flag of Moscow
referred to is specifically the city, not the region. At the Nattsnakk fra
Longyearbyen site [see Entry for
April 2011] there is an image with a
higher resolution. It also has a
different photograph that shows a few flags more.
The identification of the flag for the Russian airborne troops (#21-f) is probably correct, for one interpretation of "left", but it's not in the UFE picture, though it is in the other one. The flag that says VICAAR is probably the flag of Vicaar.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 31 March 2014
The second flag from left to right, b, with the
Camp Barneo 90º logo is the company flag of
Polar Expeditions Ltd.. Looking
closely at the picture one can see that it reads "North Pole Expeditions" on top
of the ice camp logo and below has the URL address of "www.norpolex.com".
When searching for "Flags at Ice Camp Barneo" I found other pictures from the same Camp:
Image from Garden of Life.There are eight flags in this new picture, and from left to right. Going by the poles they are:
Image from Ice Axe Expeditions Image from The Adventure Blog
Image from Børge Ousland Polar ExplorationThese seem to be the same set of eight flags as previously reported, only from a different angles.
Image from Polar Expeditions Image from North Pole and BeyondThere are three flags in these pictures, and from left to right they are:
Image from Camp Barneo Image from The Explorers WebThere are 12 flags in these pictures (since the flags are most likely the same as the previously reported, I will not count them one by one to avoid any misunderstandings). Instead, we can try and identify them (in no particular order) and mention them.
Image from North Pole and BeyondSince there are 10 flags in this picture, it leads me to think that the total flags in this camp may well be twelve (putting together these various pictures.
the following remarks from Peter were edited down from a much more detailed
reply] "They [referring to the different flag display photos] are probably not
from the same year. Each year the organisations involved in the Barneo Ice Camp
seem to set up a flag display. How many flags are in the camp would depend on
who are in the camp [at the time], as the various expeditions bring their own
flags. Also, as you can see in some of the photographs, there can be other flags
raised apart from the big display, like an extra Russian flag, for example.
...[Thus] the number of flags in the camp depends on ...[the time, when, and who
is present], causing additional flags to be flown outside the big display..."
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 20 April 2014
Image from Esteban Rivera, 20 April 2014
This picture from the Siberian Times newspaper shows a set of four flags, and they are (from left to right):
I think the UFE Flag #1 is that of a commercial enterprise called "Highrise Service". They may be a sponsor of expedition? To me, this orange item looks like a big air bag with logo.
On Flag #2, a bad photo, but I think I read letters "Nizhnevartovsk..." (a city in Siberia), maybe a flag of some regional organization?
Victor Lomantsov, 20 April 2014