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From 01.05.2006 to 01.07.2006 - Status: success

One World Expedition

One World Expedition

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Second attempt. Late April 2006, Lonnie Dupre and Eric Larsen embark on a summer expedition. Ward Hunt - North Pole - Cape Moris Jessup, Greenland. The Arctic Ocean is mysterious the body of water and ice that physically connects all regions of the Earth. Traditionally, Arctic Ocean expeditions have been launched during the coldest time of year while the ice is still thick and stable. Over time, many polar expeditions have been planned and completed. Yet freeze-thaw conditions, dangerous shifting ice floes, slush and melt water pools continued to prevent even the most experienced explorers from attempting a summer North Pole Expedition, until now.

Lonnie Dupre and Eric Larsen are traveling from Ward Hunt Island, Canada to the geographic North Pole, to Cape Morris Jessup, the northernmost point of Greenland. The two explorers will pull and paddle specially modified canoes across nearly 1000 miles (1610 Km) of shifting sea ice and Open Ocean. Their objectives are threefold:

  • To accomplish the first summer expedition to the North Pole.
  • To create awareness of global warming and collect relevant scientific data.
  • To produce a documentary film and book that focuses on global climate change, teamwork and the spirit of adventure.
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