those who have reached the North Pole by dog team
"The North Pole discovery
is one of the noblest stories in the history of
exploration...a story of
the battle of two invincible Americans..."
"...against the terrible elements of the
Arctic; a battle which lasted eighteen years and left one of the Americans, a
steel-willed man of grit, a cripple for life....It is a human story filled with
tragic suffering, pathos and humiliation. And it is noble, because
these two Americans, who made the last great discovery in the Northern
Hemisphere, were a white man and a Negro."
(above) Peary's 1909 polar army: Henson & Peary had 18 years
mastering travel in the Arctic and 10 years on the Arctic Ocean.
(above) Its the dogs, stupid!
Peary and Henson were dog team masters. English explorers did not use dogs;
they used their men who died from exhaustion.
Northwinds' highly skilled men and their remarkable dogs have shown
the armchair skeptics once and for all how to reach the North Pole.
skis, forget "man hauling", forget snowmobiles! Its the dogs that get you
there. But only if you know what you are doing. And no one knows how to do it like Paul
Crowley and Paul Landry. Wally
did not properly research even the basic
facts about Peary's 1909 dash to the Pole. In fact, his
letters to the vindictive daughter of polar fraud Fred Cook prove that
he had joined the anti-Peary camp before his 1969 camping trip. For
example, when Herbert decided to
claim himself as the first person to reach the
North Pole he theorized Peary had drifted west of the Pole, but the actual Peary
Diary proves otherwise.
Herbert also claimed Peary traveled too fast but
again was wrong. Not only is there no evidence to support any of this theories,
but evidence inspected after Herbert's book prove his ideas were