Ben Saunders plans to break another record

Ben Saunders, who spoke at the 2005 TED Conference about his solo trip to the Geographic North Pole, is heading north again in an attempt to set a world speed record. From Ward Hunt Island in Canada he’ll ski against bitterly cold winds across the Arctic Ocean’s frozen, fluctuating surface. He hopes to complete the trip in 30 days. “More than geographic exploration,” says his website, “Ben is exploring the limits of his own human potential.”

Watch Saunders’ inspiring video announcement:


— Matthew Trost