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John Huston and Tyler Fish on the Shores of Lake Superior before departing on the Victorinox North Pole '09 Expedition. (Photo by Heather Brown)

Ely man and teammate make it to North Pole

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Ely's Tyler Fish and Chicago's John Huston arrived at the North Pole on Saturday and became the first Ameri cans to get there unsupported and self-powered.

The self-powered journey by way of skiing, snowshoeing and even swimming took 54 days and was in danger of being called off because of decaying ice conditions. The

duo commenced their 440-nautical-mile journey from the northern tip of Elles mere Island in Canada on March 2.

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