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Wellingtonian retraces Amundsen’s epic journey

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Radio News

WHAT happens when an Englishman, a Canadian, and a Kiwi take a walk in  the Arctic?

Hopefully the first successful crossing of the Northwest Passage in over 100 years.

55 year old Wellingtonian Graham Burke will join two other intrepid explorers hoping to recreate the famous 1905 expedition of Norwegian Roald Amundsen.

Amundsen was an avid explorer who traversed 1000 kilometres to reach a telegraph station after his ship was trapped in a Canadian harbour by ice.

Graham Burke says the February expedition will see the men crossing the notorious passage using sleds pulled by Huskies.

 

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