Polar Explorer gives an update via satellite phone during the last 50 kilometres to the North Pole.
The North Pole is 10,000km away from the equator. Literally. The hardest part of that trip? The last 50. It is from those last 50 gruelling kilometres that the following satellite phone call comes, as explorers Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters trudge through snow, ice and water in hopes of being maybe the last humans to ever walk to the North Pole. At this point, they had been on the ice for 53 days, travelling some 775 kilometres from their start in Cape Discovery.
Larsen’s update is as honest and genuine as it gets. We sat down with him to learn a little more about what its like to fall through ice when the air temperature is hovering around -25 degrees Celsius.