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

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Image: Alban Michon

Michon, in particular, was excited by the opportunity to explore the polar area. Already a fan of diving in some of the world’s most stark and uninhabitable places, he was motivated to set out on the adventure by a desire to discover the hidden world lying beneath Greenland’s looming icebergs.

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Image: Alban Michon

And it’s fair to say that the Frenchman has something of a pedigree when it comes to sub-zero exploration. Having practiced scuba diving since the age of 11, Michon would go on to purchase diving schools specializing in ice and cave diving. And, since he developed a reputation as to some extent an expert in this extreme subsection of an already rather perilous sport, Michon was soon taking divers from all over Europe on trips to discover the fascinating world beneath the ice.

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Image: Alban Michon

In 2010 Michon had his first opportunity to dive in the extreme conditions of the Arctic at the North Pole. He was hooked but hungry for more. In particular, as Michon tells us, “I wanted to discover what I didn’t know. What was below the icebergs? Was there life? What sensations, brightness and color would I find there? I wanted to know what we might find underwater.”

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