Solo North Pole 2008

Hannah McKeand has set herself the goal of becoming the first woman to succeed in covering the route between Ward Hunt and the North Pole (415 nautical miles) solo. The plucky Briton has also decided to attempt her trek entirely unaided with no external re-supplies.


Below are all the news we published about the Solo North Pole 2008 expedition

  • Hannah McKeand : wounded and picked up

    Published on 23.03.2008

    Hannah McKeand fell into a deep hole eight feet deep. "In the process she wrenched her left leg, hurt her lower back and left shoulder. It took an hour for Hannah to work her way out and she then camped. ..."

  • A difficult first few days: but nothing out of the ordinary

    Published on 17.03.2008

    Hannah McKeand was dropped off at Ward Hunt by Ken Borek's Twin Otter on Friday 7th March. Ever since she set out, she has experienced the usual difficulties that occur around the Ellesmere Island coastline.

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