The Doomsday Svalbard Seed Vault looks like a magic portal at night

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I didn't know that the Svalbard Seed Vault—the doomsday ark that will keep safe the seeds for 820,619 plants in case of nuclear war, massive natural catastrophes, or asteroid impacts—looked this amazing at night. It clearly looks the part. High five, architects.

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SrchuteFarms88
Srchute Farms88

Here is what I don't understand about this plan:

Scenario: Doomsday has come and gone. Most of the Earth's population has been wiped out, and nuclear radiation has killed all plants and has left the remaining population starving to death... All that this rag-tag team of explorers have to do... Is make it to the fucking North Pole to get seeds and restart humanity.

Doesn't it take crazy navigational and survival skills, millions of dollars of equipment, and a very specialized team to make it up there and back in one piece? What are the chances that the survivors will be able to mount that sort of journey? Or am I overestimating how difficult that trip would be?