The First Unsupported, Unassisted American Expedition to the North Pole

WCCO-TV: Minn. Man, Partner Share Tale Of North Pole Trek 5/22/09

Heather Brown reporting

It's been called one of the hardest treks in the world, skiing and swimming without any outside help to the North Pole. Now, two Americans have joined the handful of people across the globe who can say they've done it.

On April 25 at 5:30 p.m., Tyler Fish and John Huston reached the North Pole. They had to circle the area for about half an hour before their GPS coordinates read 90 degrees.

"Then we hit the button real quick because we're on ice that's moving," said Huston. "We were so exhausted that it felt great to get there, but at the same time, we were happy to get in the tent and relax."

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