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Kite Skiing the Northwest Passage

  • Date
    December 6, 2012
  • Time 7:30 p.m.
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Price NG Member: $18; General Public: $20

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Photo: Eric McNair-Landry kite skiing
Eric McNair-Landry kite skiing

Photograph by Sarah McNair-Landry

Photo: Eric and Sarah McNair-Landry

Eric and Sarah McNair-Landry

Photograph by Lee Narraway

Eric and Sarah McNair-Landry—an adventurous brother-sister team from Baffin Island—grew up with the Arctic Ocean and sled dogs in their backyard. Both have trekked across the polar regions since they were teens. Last year, on a Nat Geo Young Explorers grant, the two kite-skied over two thousand miles through Canada’s arctic archipelago, fending off polar bears and coping with unfavorable winds and melting ice along the way.

Watch a video of an earlier expedition across Greenland with Eric and Sarah McNair-Landry:

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