On Sunday April 19th Lonnie, Max and Stuart successfully crossed the 89th degree, their final degree before reaching the North Pole. They have begun skiing 12 hours days with the hope that they will reach the Pole on April 23rd, inspite of the transpolar drift that is moving them southward. Needless to say they are tired, and getting skinny, and looking forward to completing the expedition, but they continue to remain in good spirits even after 47 days on the ice. Follow along with their adventures via daily podcasts at www.pearycentennial.com/ and follow their current position on the map as they ski the final miles to the Pole.
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During an arctic career spanning 20 years, Lonnie Dupre has traveled over 14,000 miles throughout the high arctic and polar reg…
Peary-Henson Commemorative Expedition Team Achieves the North Pole Lonnie Dupre, Maxime Chaya, and Stuart Smith Celebrate at 90 Degrees North They endured -50 degree temperatures, howling winds, blizzards, the "Polar Treadmill" and dunks in icy water 6
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