I Am Eric Larsen, a polar explorer who trekked 480 miles to the North Pole unsupported.
My short bio: In 2014, Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters reached the geographic North Pole, completing their nearly 500 mile unsupported and unaided Last North expedition in just 53 days. In that time, they traveled 480 miles. The duo did not receive any outside assistance or supplies during their 53-day journey, hauling all of their food and equipment in lightweight Kevlar sleds - which weighed 325 pounds at the start - that were 'rafted' together for larger open water crossings.
On December 9 from 9-11 p.m. EST, Animal Planet will air a special, Melting: Last Race to the Pole, that will share exclusive footage of Eric and Ryan's expedition, including the climate change they witnessed and their attempts to escape hungry polar bears that tracked them for miles.
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