Eric Larsen: Exploring Three Ends of Earth With One Message

By KBJR News 1

February 8, 2011 Updated Feb 8, 2011 at 12:11 AM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Imagine traveling to the tallest, lowest and highest points on earth, all within the same year.

Explorer Eric Larsen did just that with his "Save the Poles" expedition. He shared his story with an audience in Ashland, showing footage from his Mount Everest and North and South Pole expeditions.

He also explained how he got over the mental and physical obstacles he faced, such as polar bears, walls of ice and not showering for weeks.

He says the trip taught him many life lessons and gave him a higher purpose; showing people these rarely seen places. He hopes to put a face on global warming.

"They're incredible. They're vast. They're huge wildernesses, but they're changing, so I want people to at least get some sort of connection to these places and understand that they do have the power to protect them," said Larsen.

Larsen is now working on putting together a documentary on his experience and is also finishing a book.

For a more in-depth story and Polar/Everest video, watch the clip!

"The best oatmeal you'll never want to eat again"-Larsen

-100 grams instant oats
- 50 grams dried whole milk
- 20 grams brown sugar
- 15 grams pumpkin seeds
- 70 grams dried raisens
- 15 grams beef jerky
- 50 grams butter

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