Sunday, April 26, 2009

One Year Ago.. The North Pole

Oliver Westbury become the first deaf man to walk to the North Pole one year ago. He raised more than $47,000 to pay for the adventure that meant temperatures as low as 22 below zero Fahrenheit. Oliver was diagnosed with a profound hearing loss as a toddler. Half of the money he raised is going to the UK organization National Society for Deaf Children. Oliver is a web designer from the English town of Waterlooville. To prepare for the North Pole, the 27-year-old ran in eight marathons in eight world capitals over a two year period.