These Two Men Kayaked for 600 Miles Through the Arctic, Alone. Their Adventure Will Inspire You.

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Image: Alban Michon

Alone in the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean, two men drift in a kayak. They’re loaded down with all the supplies they need for an epic 600-mile adventure, slowly making their way along one of the wildest stretches of coastline on Earth.

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Image: Alban Michon

Feeling small and alone, they often wonder what they are doing out there in the vast, icy nothingness of their surroundings. Nevertheless, the men press on in the face of freezing temperatures and dangerous wild animals, determined to reach their final destination.

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Image: Alban Michon

In late July 2012 this was the all-too-real experience of explorer and adventurer Alban Michon and his companion Vincent Berthet. After 17 long months of planning, the pair bravely set out to traverse the stretch of Arctic waters between Ittoqqortoormiit in East Greenland and Tasiilaq, over 600 miles to the west. What’s more, it was a 50-day journey that would go on to test the very limits of their endurance.

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