Expedition watch: SUP journey from Cuba to Key West, Florida

Posted: Sep 27, 2012 12:43 pm EDT

(Newsdesk) Polar explorer Doug Stoup from Olympic Valley, CA and adventurer Frank Fumich from Arlington, VA will attempt to SUP (Stand Up Paddle) from Cuba to Key West, FL. The team hopes to complete the 118 miles paddle in less than 40 hours, all depending on the ever changing weather and sea conditions.

They have already arrived in Key West and yesterday reported that their boards have arrived and everything is looking good.

The expedition will begin in Cuba. Stoup and Fumich are paddling to raise money and awareness for the Ice Axe Foundation Ice Axe Foundation, and the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Cuba to Key West paddle can be followed on Facebook

Among the SUPs that Doug has done lately is a circumnavigation of Lake Tahoe in 16 hours 33 min on August 1st.

The Ice Axe Foundation is an educational 501c3 set up to educate youth about the amazing planet on which we live through live Internet feeds, and the Wounded Warrior Project provides programs and services to the severely injured service members.

Doug Stoup guides skiers to remote places including Antarctica, the Arctic, Spitsbergen, Morocco and Greenland. He had done two full route (coastal starting point) Antarctic ski expeditions; one from Hercules Inlet and the other from the Recovery Glacier, opening a new route from there. Doug has also done many last degree expeditions.

Frank Fumich has had a lifetime of adventurers including summiting the highest peaks on 3 continents, Ironman Triathlons, dozens of marathons and ultra marathons; including some of the hardest 100 milers and 150 mile self supported ultras all over the planet. He is one of the few finishers of the punishing Death Race, and has recently trekked the last degree to the North Pole under Doug's guide.

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This summer Doug Stoup has participated in several Stand Up Paddles.
courtesy Doug Stoup, SOURCE
Doug and Frank Fumich hope to complete the 118 miles paddle in less than 40 hours.
courtesy Doug Stoup, SOURCE
Doug yesterday in Key West with his board.
courtesy Doug Stoup, SOURCE

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