Jimmy Thomson, CBC News:

To this day, there is no record of anyone reaching the North Pole under their own power, without resupply, in winter.


Englishย explorers Alex Hibbert, George Bullard, and James Wheeldonย wantย to meet theย challenge, and have beenย preparing for the journey in the Yellowknife area. They’re hoping to set out for the North Pole this fall.

All are veteran explorers โ€” Hibbert and Bullardย set a world record for theย longest unsupportedย traverse of Greenland in 2008, while Wheeldon and Hibbertย spent a winter together in northern Greenland. But they have never worked together as a trio.

Followย Alex Hibbertย andย George Bullardย on Twitter.