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Ben Saunders:
Why did I ski to the North Pole?

TED2005 · 18:03 · Filmed Feb 2005
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Ben Saunders: Why did I ski to the North Pole?
18:03 · Filmed February 2005 at TED2005 · Subtitles available in 25 languages

Arctic explorer Ben Saunders recounts his harrowing solo ski trek to the North Pole, complete with engaging anecdotes, gorgeous photos and never-before-seen video.

Arctic explorer
In 2004, Ben Saunders became the youngest person ever to ski solo to the North Pole. In 2013, he set out on another record-breaking expedition, this time to retrace Captain Scott’s ill-fated journey to the South Pole on foot. Full bio
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