Teen who reached N. Pole returns to Wilmette

April 26, 2010 4:27:32 PM PDT
A teenage boy from the north suburbs is back from the North Pole having achieved a record-setting goal.

Fifteen-year-old Taylor Sweitzer received a warm welcome when he arrived at O'Hare Airport Monday afternoon. It had to take the chill off from his journey to the North Pole.

Sweitzer says he spent a week skiing to the pole. His greatest challenge: staying warm.

"I think maintaining and regulating body temperature was difficult. When you're skiing for 8 to 10 hours a day, it can be tough to do that," said Sweitzer.

He is the youngest person to successfully ski the 'Last Degree' over the ice and reach the North Pole.


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