expedition details
Five young people, selected from applicants all across North America, will embark on the adventure of a lifetime - hiking, eating, and sleeping amongst sweeping glaciers, polar ice and jagged granite mountains in the heart of Canada's Arctic, pushing themselves to their physical and mental limits, as Youth Ambassadors in the impossible2Possible (i2P) Baffin Island trek.

Led by Canadian ultra runner and i2P founder Ray Zahab, along with a team of elite adventurers, the i2P Youth Ambassadors will set out September 1st* on a once-in-a-lifetime educational expedition across the Akshayuk Pass on Baffin Island in Nunavut, Canada. The trek marks the launch of the World Expedition Series: an educational adventure series developed by international non-profit organization impossible2Possible (i2P), whose focus is raising awareness among youth for various social and environmental issues.

The expedition is just the third time i2P has had the opportunity to share its message that "the only limitations we face, are those we place upon ourselves" with students in classrooms all across North America. The first was a world record-breaking journey, which saw Zahab and two others journey from Hercules Inlet on Antarctica's Ronne Ice Shelf to the South Pole in 33 days, 23 hours and 55 minutes.

The entire expedition will unfold live on this website; students, parents and teachers from all over the world will have access to the free educational resource available in daily module form on the education page.

The team will use solar technology and the latest communications technology to blog to this site and others on the internet, as well as send dispatches to various resources including Explore, Discovery, iRun and of course our live tracker. Photos and podcasts will be delivered and uploaded during the expedition, and video will appear both before and after.

Impossible2Possible has a goal with this expedition of inspiring a generation of youth to realize that they have the ability to achieve and exceed any perceived limits they think they may have- and that they hold the keys to contributing in making the world a better place- for themselves, and their peers.