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Paul Landry & his South Pole achievement
"The South Pole was fantastic.  I loved every minute of it.
...It was really easy."
From: Paul Landry / March 24, 2002



Hope all is going well with you. I am in Resolute, waiting for good weather so we can fly the Twin Otter to northern Ellesmere (Ward Hunt Island) for another expedition to the North Pole.  That's right, I am off again to reach the North Pole.  I have one client with me, Swee Khoo from Singapore.  We will travel by skis, pulling our little sleds. 
I am bringing one dog with me for company: Apu (means snow in Inuktitut).  Apu was on the 2000 expedition to the Pole so he is a veteran of ice travel. The day before I left Iqaluit (Monday) I received a package from you which contained two copies of Peary' diaries.  Wow!  My dream come through.  I have wanted to get a copy of those diaries for years and did not know how to go about doing it.  And suddenly they appear. 

You are a wonderful person Bradley and I really appreciate what you have done.  The only problem is that I was overworked with North Pole preparations that I did not have time to read them.  I now look forward to my return so I can sit down with a large cup of good coffee and read through the entire journal.  Again thank you very much Bradley.  You're great.



The South Pole was fantastic.  I loved every minute of it.  It was really easy.  Almost every day I would think or say: "Scott died out here!"  Henson and Peary would of had a holiday down there after what they went through in the North.  Being in Antarctica made me realize even more how great and experienced Matt and Peary were.  There is a lot more for us to talk about on this subject when I get back.  I am taking the summer off so I hope to do more writing. Must go and finish my prep work so we are ready to fly tomorrow. Again, thank you very much for the diaries (and the honey). 

Paul
"Almost every day I would think or say: "Scott died out here!"  Henson and Peary would of had a holiday down there after what they went through in the North. Being in Antarctica made me realize even more how great and experienced Matt and Peary were."
(above) Strider is one of the sled dogs that Paul Landry works with.
 
[FYI: Paul Landry supplied the sled dogs used in the film "Glory & Honor" about Matt Henson. Recently he went to the South Pole. But he is most famous for duplicating Peary & Henson's dog sled trip to the North Pole in 2000.]