Wednesday, May 11, 2011

North Pole Speed Record Update

I had blogged about Ben Saunder's solo voyage to the North Pole a few weeks ago, Arctic Voyage, and wanted to write an update on his journey. Weather conditions delayed his departure, but he waited for a window to get his trek underway. Unfortunately, the weather never changed in time for him to make a safe journey to the North Pole. With the increase in temperatures, the pack ice begins to melt causing any trekking unsafe and irresponsible. Ben Saunders is sitting out this year, but is already making plans for a solo 1,800 mile journey on foot to the South Pole. This would become the longest unsupported polar journey in history. Best of luck to you Ben. And stay tuned for his upcoming mission.

A great quote showing Ben's optimistic attitude:
If you succeed in everything you’re doing, you’re attempting things that are too easy
-Warren Buffett

Here's his closing video for the North Pole:

Ben Saunders - Open Ending from Ben Saunders on Vimeo.

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