LEWISTON — Tyler Fish, one of the first Americans to complete an unsupported cross-country ski expedition to the North Pole, will visit Bates College to discuss this grueling journey.

His talk, which is open to the public at no charge, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Benjamin Mays Center, 90 Russell St.

Fish, a member of the Bates class of 1996, and companion John Huston skied 500 miles in just under 60 days to reach the pole last year. Beginning their journey on Ward Hunt Island, the northernmost point in North America, the pair hauled more than 600 pounds of supplies and gear without any outside help or food drops.

They eventually reached their destination on April 25, 2009, 10 hours ahead of an April 26 deadline imposed by the availability of flights out.

For more information, call 755-5990 or check out forwardexpeditions.com/blog.html.

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