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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Last post of the night...

Top of the world! They made it there unassisted: First Americans to reach North Pole without aid had to drag all their gear

Also see their own stories of their trip:

http://www.forwardexpeditions.com/ and http://northpole.swissarmy.com/ (the trip was sponsored by the makers of Swiss Army knives)

They ate 8,000 calories a day (10,000 for a final push of 66 hours where they slept a total of three hours), but lost about 30 lbs each over the two-month journey. They each were dragging about 250 lbs behind them in gear and supplies. The trip was a fundraiser for CaringBridge, a Minnesota-based non-profit organisation which sponsors, as they put it, free, personalised websites that support and connect loved ones during critical illness, treatment and recovery.

Great job!

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