The First Unsupported, Unassisted American Expedition to the North Pole

Daily Herald - Glen Ellyn native makes historic North Pole journey, 4/28/2009

With just a few days left to reach the North Pole by last Sunday's deadline, Glen Ellyn native John Huston and his expedition partner, Tyler Fish, gave up sleeping for more than three hours at time.

The pair also took on a diet of 10,000 calories a day to fuel their 12-hour spans of skiing.

The strategy worked. This past weekend, Huston and Fish reportedly became the first Americans to get to the North Pole entirely on their own. They did it by a combination of snowshoeing, skiing and even swimming in 30-degree water to reach their destination.

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