Library’s next New Lyceum Lecture to visit North Pole

Published: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 5:11 p.m. CDT
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John Huston will present “The North Pole ... The Hard Way” on Jan. 29 at the Batavia Public Library in Batavia.

BATAVIA – The Batavia Public Library will present “The North Pole ... The Hard Way” by guest speaker John Huston as part of the New Lyceum Lecture series on Jan. 29.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia.

In 2009, Huston and his expedition partner became the first and only Americans to reach the North Pole unsupported, after a journey of 55 days and 475 miles, states a news release.

After hauling, heaving, and slamming through ice rubble, they slid and swam and finally sprinted in a dash for the Pole. The presentation will feature photographs and videos from the journey and a display of expedition clothing.

Huston has completed major expeditions to the North Pole, South Pole, Greenland and, most recently, on Canada’s fabled Ellesmere Island, the release states. A resident of Evanston, Huston works as a motivational speaker, author, safety and logistics consultant and wilderness guide.

Huston’s book, “Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole,” will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture.

The lecture is free; however, registration is required. Register online at www.bataviapubliclibrary.org or call 630-879-1393, ext. 200.

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