The following information is distilled from issues #1304-1309 of the RSGB DX News Sheet, published in February/March, 1988, and from EI2CL's useful page .
A joint USSR/Canadian skiing expedition, from Cape Artichevsky on the Severnaya Zemla Islands, Asiatic Russia coast to Cape Columbia on Ellesmere Island, Canada, via the North Pole, took place in March-May, 1988. The North Pole is 980km from Russia and 750km from Canada, a total distance of 1730km. The expedition set out on March 3rd.
This was a scientific expedition to make geomagnetic , glacial and meteorological observations, to conduct experiments in physiology and biochemistry to determine the limits of human endurance. The expedition was organised and financed by Kosmolskaya Pravda (Socialist Youth Newspaper) and the Polar Bridge Company, a group organised by the Canadian participants, supported by commercial sponsors. All communications were handled by Amateur Radio.
The following callsigns were reported as QRV:
CI8C - Base camp at Resolute Bay, Cornwallis Island
CI8CDX - North Pole
CI8CPU - Resolute Bay, Cornwallis Island
CI8CW - Cornwallis Island
CI8HO - Resolute Bay
CI8JH - Base camp at Resolute Bay, Cornwallis Island
CI8UA - Ski team - radio amateurs were discouraged from working this station as it was one of two communication links which the team could use as their 'lifeline'.
CI8XN - Resolute Bay, Cornwallis Island
CI8YQ - King William Island
EK0AA - Dikson Island
EK0DR - Dikson Island
EK0QCG - Sredny Island - confirmation required that EK0QCG was QRV during the ski trek time-frame.
EX0AU - Sredny Island
EX0CR - Sredny Island
EX0DR - Dikson Island, Sedny Island & North Pole
EX0KP - Sredny Island
EX0PM - Dikson Island
EX0QCG - Sredny Island
EX0VE - Drifting ice station
EX3HR - Moscow Base Station
RA3AZ, UA3HR, UA3KP - Moscow
RW3DR - Pushkino, Moscow
RW3DR/VE8 - Baffin Island
UK0CI - Ski team - radio amateurs were discouraged from working this station as it was one of two communication links which the team could use as their 'lifeline'.
VO1SA/UA0 - Sredny Island
4K0D - Drifting ice station
4K0BG - Drifting ice station
4K0DC - Drifting ice station
4K0DR - Drifting ice station
4K0DX - Drifting ice station
Note: QSOs with drifting ice stations do not count for DXCC, and are mapped to INVALID by Club Log. The zone is mapped to zone 40.