For forty-five year old Franco Ontarian, Martin Murray, going to the North Pole has been a dream in the making for over 10 years. On record, there are only 275 individuals who have completed the trek; it being one of the toughest adventures on the planet.
After much survival training the long-time Kapuskasing entrepreneur feels ready for this ultimate expedition. He is also prepared to deal with the arctic's most fearsome predator, the polar bear. The outdoor enthusiast believes that the determination and persistence required to accomplish this feat are true examples of #challengeyourself.
He hopes to inspire others, through a social media campaign, to set goals and continuously try their best to achieve them. This expedition pushes human limits. It aims to raise some awareness on the evident effects of climate change. While most will be dreaming of green grass and no more shovelling, Murray will be on the expedition for at least 50 days in the spring of 2017.
Sky is a Kivalliq husky, the traditional breed used along the Hudson Bay coast for the last 80 years or more. The breed includes Eskimo Dog genetics, mostly from Siberian stock imported from the western arctic by the RCMP in an attempt to breed out some of the aggression of the Eskimo Dog. A bit taller, rangier, and a LOT more handable. Sky’s litter was born Aug 31, 2011; he loves being petted and loves to work. Sky is a hard worker and really buckles down to pull. He’s friendly, but a bit bumptious as he doesn’t realize how big he is.