15 Apr '11, 2pm

16-Year-Old Skis to North Pole, and Keeps on Going

16-Year-Old Skis to North Pole, and Keeps on Going

What did you accomplish by the time you were 16? What have you accomplished so far? A 16-year-old named Parker Liautaud , from London, just returned from a trip to the North Pole. He did it on skis, in four days. Was it just to update his picture on Facebook? Not entirely, although that is a bonus. He skiied for 112 kilometers (almost 70 miles) as an ambassador for One Young World, in an effort to inspire other young folks to take up a cause. Parker, along with teammate Doug Stoup, finished the journey one week ahead of schedule. Parker's journey was in support of a resolution from One Young World , an international forum for youth leadership. The resolution calls for international legislative action to meet carbon reduction targets by 2020. In other words, Parker and others involved want to make sure future kids will be able to make the same journey, on snow skis. Parker ...

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/travel-outdoors/16-yr-ol...

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