Outdoors Magazine

North Pole 2011: Explorer Hopes To Become Youngest To The Pole

By Kungfujedi @Kungfujedi
North Pole 2011: Explorer Hopes To Become Youngest To The Pole
16-year old Parker Liautaud is gearing up for his second arctic expedition in as many years. The young man attempted to become the youngest person to ski to the North Pole last year, but saw his efforts thwarted by negative drift, bad weather, and other factors beyond his control. In the end, he came up 15 miles short of his goal, but this year he's back, and looking to finish what he started.
Parker will leave for the arctic in about two weeks, where he'll be attempting a Last Degree ski expedition to the North Pole. But this young man has much grander designs than just grabbing a record for the youngest person to stand at 90ºN. He is also working hard to raise awareness of global climate change, and the impact that is having on our planet, while also hoping to inspire other young men and women to do extraordinary things.
This year, Parker, and his guide Doug Stoup, will also be working in conjunction with the University of Alberta. On their way to the Pole they'll be measuring the thickness of the snow that they find along the way, and will record that data to share with researchers at the university. The hope is that the data collected will help scientists to understand the impact of climate change on the Arctic Ocean, both in the short and long term.
Be sure to follow Parker's progress when he gets underway in a few weeks. He is an impressive young man who seems focused and determined to reach his goal. Even more impressive though is his desire to use  this expedition for bigger things, namely to further his cause and to inspire others to get off the couch and contribute as well. I hope that he succeeds in reach the North Pole this year. He certainly has worked hard enough to deserve it! Look for updates on Parker's website, Facebook page, and Twitter account.
Good luck Parker!

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • How To Become "Parent Whisperer"

    I watched a documentary recently that inspired me. It's called "Buck." This man is a horse trainer/philosopher/life coach on whose work the movie "The Horse... Read more

    8 hours, 27 minutes ago by   Joanigeltman
    FAMILY, PARENTING
  • How to Get Perfect Everyday Curls

    Perfect Everyday Curls

    Today’s post is sponsored by HerStyler. As always, all opinions are my own.  I’ve had a lot of people ask about my hair recently. My hair is naturally curly... Read more

    8 hours, 55 minutes ago by   Thesamanthashow
    LIFESTYLE, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Launching This Month | Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow Palette

    Makeup lovers of this era are very well familiar with two of the famous Anastasia Beverly Hills products, their Dip Brow Pomades and the Modern Renaissance... Read more

    9 hours, 19 minutes ago by   Gorgeouslyflawed
    HAIR & BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE
  • Keto Chimichurri

    Keto Chimichurri

    Meal plansGet lots of weekly low-carb meal plans, complete with shopping lists and everything, with our premium meal planner tool (free trial).... Read more

    9 hours, 28 minutes ago by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Ellen’s Stardust Diner

    Ellen’s Stardust Diner

    Entertainment while you eat!The breakfast was outstanding and I was totally defeated the day I tried the Breakfast Burrito that was so much food, yes it... Read more

    9 hours, 41 minutes ago by   Caz
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Top 5 Inatur Herbal Products for Dry Skin

    Inatur Herbal Products Skin

    Hello pretties, you know what. I have been wondering of late that if we have so many good herbal brands in India, why do we venture out and invest in foreign... Read more

    10 hours, 6 minutes ago by   Jhilmil D Saha
    HAIR & BEAUTY
  • The Untreatable Borderline Personality Disorder Client: A Therapeutic Nightmare

    Borderline Personality Disorder is one of the hardest disorders of all to treat. It can be improved with some therapies but the road is long and hard. Many... Read more

    10 hours, 15 minutes ago by   Calvinthedog
    POLITICS, SOCIETY

Magazines