Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Arctic adventure: North Pole “discovered” 102 years ago


On April 6, 1909, explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson, along with a team of Inuit, became the first to reach the North Pole. The journey began with an entourage of 23 men, 133 dogs, and 19 sleds. But as the team traveled further north, they lightened their loads and reduced the size of the party. Only six men, including Peary and Henson, were left to step foot on the North Pole.

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