Outdoors Magazine

North Pole 2011: Ben Saunders Preps For Speed Record Attempt

By Kungfujedi @Kungfujedi
North Pole 2011: Ben Saunders Preps For Speed Record Attempt
It seems not all of the North Pole expeditions are over for 2011, despite the rather dire news yesterday. British adventurer Ben Saunders is still planning on making his attempt at a speed record to the North Pole, and has left for Canada this morning. He hopes to be in Resolute Bay on Thursday of this week, and plans on starting his march North by the 15th of the month.
Ben will attempt to break the current speed records to the Pole from the Canadian side, which stands at 36 days, 22 hours by dogsled and 41 days, 18 hours on foot. Both of those expeditions were supported, but Ben plans on going solo and unsupported in his attempt as well, which will make it all the more challenging.
Saunders first attempted the speed run back in 2009, but was forced to abandon that attempt due to critical failures to his ski equipment. Last year he tried again, but had issues with his fuel. He's back for another go this season, and the weather delays don't seem to concern him much, as he is already working with a limited window to begin with.
Yesterday, Ben wrote a great blog entry that takes a few shots at his critics. Written on the eve of his departure, it is an excellent read and gives some good insights into his adventurous spirit. Check it out by clicking here.
Good luck once again Ben. We'll be following you all the way to the Pole!
Ben Saunders - North 3 from Ben Saunders on Vimeo.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Capt. Charles Morgan is Gulf To Table Certified

    Capt. Charles Morgan Gulf Table Certified

    Most restaurants peppered along the Gulf Coast claim to serve fresh local seafood, but when you utter the name Harbor Docks, claim becomes fact. Read more

    7 hours, 16 minutes ago by   30aeats.com
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Does Coffee Raise Blood Sugar? Preliminary Findings.

    Does Coffee Raise Blood Sugar? Preliminary Findings.

    A few weeks ago, I started an experiment to better understand how different foods and lifestyle decisions impact blood sugar, using a constant-glucose-monitorin... Read more

    7 hours, 42 minutes ago by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • New Music Round-up Featuring Everything Everything, Sl0tface, Quiet Lions,...

    Music Round-up Featuring Everything Everything, Sl0tface, Quiet Lions, False Advertising Samoans

    Everything Everything – ‘A Fever Dream‘ (live) This video sees Everything Everything showcase the title track from their new album in all its glory. Read more

    7 hours, 47 minutes ago by   Spectralnights
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • WhatsApp Spy – Monitor Someone’s Calls, Chats & Multimedia

    WhatsApp Monitor Someone’s Calls, Chats Multimedia

    Are you aware of the fact that WhatsApp has one of the biggest fans following worldwide? It has more than 100 million users. It is obvious that employees,... Read more

    8 hours, 4 minutes ago by   Ruby Mariah
    GADGETS, TECH
  • The Best Of : The Processional

    The processional is one of those key moments in a wedding day; a moment which can be a one in a lifetime event. As a wedding photographer, it’s vital that we... Read more

    8 hours, 6 minutes ago by   Belinda Mccarthy
    SELF EXPRESSION
  • Eating Healthy in Barcelona3 Min Read

    Eating Healthy Barcelona3 Read

    One of the great cities of the world, Barcelona is a feast for both the eyes and taste buds. An estimated 32 million people visit the city each year to walk... Read more

    8 hours, 9 minutes ago by   Healthytravelblog
    TRAVEL
  • Will Coconut Oil Kill You?

    Could coconut oil kill you, like the American Heart Association recently announced? Here's a man who has mistakenly been healthy and ripped for many years from... Read more

    8 hours, 25 minutes ago by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE

Magazines