The First Unsupported, Unassisted American Expedition to the North Pole

Timberjay Newspapers - Sitting on top of the world, 5/7/2009
By Scott Stowell

They made it.

For the first time ever, two Americans have finished an unsupported trek to the North Pole.

On Saturday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m., Elyite Tyler Fish and his partner John Huston from Chicago and formerly from Ely, reached their destination North 90˚ 0.0' on the map. Talk about on top of the world.

Only a few days prior to their arrival, the expedition was in jeopardy of not making it. Along with enduring the unforgiving Arctic landscape, Fish and Huston were in a race against the clock.

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