The First Unsupported, Unassisted American Expedition to the North Pole

NBC TODAY Show - Top of the world! They made it there unassisted 5/5/09

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First Americans to reach North Pole without aid had to drag all their gear

By Mike Celizic
TODAYShow.com contributor
updated 10:33 a.m. CT, Tues., May 5, 2009

There’s one less great adventure left for somebody to conquer, thanks to two hardy Midwesterners who have become the first Americans to complete an unsupported trek to the North Pole.

Just nine days after completing their historic 54-day journey, John Huston of Chicago and Tyler Fish of Ely, Minn., came to New York to tell TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb how they did it.

The bottom line: It wasn’t easy, even for these two. Huston, 32, has completed a trek to the South Pole and a 1,400-mile dogsled journey in Greenland, and Tyler, 34, is an Outward Bound camp coordinator, elite cross-country skier and wilderness survival expert.

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