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North Pole Speed Record

A fascinating challenge. Ben Saunders is attempting to complete a route, solo, on foot and unsupported, from Ward Hunt Island to the Geographic North Pole. And he is attempting the route as a new world speed record. The current record was set in 2005 by a guided team using dog sleds and re-supplies in a time of 36 days 22 hours. Ben will try to complete the route in 30 days.

He is updating a journal on the site and the attempt has yet to begin. Should start any day now. The physical and psychological challenge is way beyond me. However, reading about the man and his story is inspiring.