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I was first diagnosed [with cancer] in December 2006, says Thomas. As for the life changing aspect, I think it has enabled me to have more perspective about what is important." Image from Davenport's endtoend-expedition website (click to enlarge).
Twenty-two year old veteran polar skier Sarah McNair-Landry from Canada will be leading a team of four from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole. Sarah and Thomas will return to Hercules Inlet with kites. Image courtesy of Sarah McNair-Landry (click to enlarge)

ExWeb interview with Thomas Davenport, "know thy enemy, assemble the best team and then go to it"

Posted: Oct 31, 2008 03:59 am EDT

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Thomas Davenport of Maryland, US, will ski to the pole and kite back to the coast. His will be one of the most hardcore Antarctica expeditions this year; yet Thomas is adding another stake to the challenge. He will travel with parts of his colon removed, after being diagnosed with cancer in December 2006. To make it all easy for us, Davenport has named his website "fromend2end."ExWeb caught up with the American explorer shortly before he headed south. ExWeb: How did you get the idea for an expedition to the Poles?Thomas: I...

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