A Bates College graduate is returning to Maine to tell the story of his grueling, cross-country ski expedition to the North Pole.
Tyler Fish and friend John Huston skied 500 miles in fewer than 60 days last year to reach the North Pole. The pair hauled more than 600 pounds of supplies and gear, becoming the first Americans to reach the Pole under their own power and without any outside help.
They finally reached their destination on April 25, 2009, just in time to connect with the last available flight out.
Fish, who graduated from Bates in 1996, kept an audio blog along the way. His talk, which is sponsored by the Bates Outing club, is free and open to the public. It'll take place at 7 PM Saturday at the Lewiston school's Chase Hall Lounge.
To hear Tom Porter's interview with Fish, click the "Listen" button above.