Richard Weber North Pole Expedition

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From 15.03.2010 to 10.06.2010 - Status: success

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The well-known Canadian explorer, Richard Weber, is setting out for the 7th time on an expedition to the North Pole. This time around, he will be accompanied by his son and two other adventurers.

Even though he has already been there six times before, this particular expedition will feature an additional taste of adventure for Weber. If the foursome succeed in their quest, it will mark three generations of Webers to have reached the North Pole. In 1960, Richard's father Hans Weber made it to the geographic North Pole, while in 1986, Richard Weber became the first Canadian to ski to the North Pole. On this occasion, assuming they succeed, it will be the turn of Richard's son, Tessum Weber, to reach this mystical place.

Richard and Tessum (20) will be accompanied on this trek by two other renowned adventurers: David Pierce Jones (from Geneva, aged 45) and Howard Fairbanks (a South African, 52). The team will be re-supplied just once during their journey.

They plan to take something under sixty days to complete the 750 kilometres between Ellesmere Island and the geographic North Pole.

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