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Double sleds are among the difficulties involved in unsupported NP expeditions. Image of the Sjogren couple's Arctic camp, ExplorersWeb files (click to enlarge).

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Posted: Aug 28, 2007 04:26 pm EDT

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Looking for a first in polar history or to make your own mark? Check out the recently updated Polar tables on AdventureStats: You may find some cool ideas flowing from the lists of achievements. <cutoff><b>The hardest trips</b>"People think it's easy" Borge Ousland recently said. Usually, it's anything but. While polar explorations have proved not as deadly as Himalaya climbing, difficulty is the challenge of the ice. Highly accomplished mountaineer Reinhold Messner aborted his North Pole quest after a short...

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