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Find out what would drive two men to walk across hundreds of miles of frigid and isolated Arctic wilderness when explorers John Huston and Toby Thorleifsson share tales of past exploits and plans for an upcoming expedition in this special Aquarium presentation on Thurs., Nov. 29 at 6 p.m.In March 2013, Huston and Thorleifsson will take part in the Ellesmere Island Expedition, a 70-day journey across 630 miles of one of the last untouched wildernesses on Earth: Ellesmere Island, the northernmost landmass of North America.“It’s a land that some people call ‘Arctic Eden,’” Huston said. “It’s largely untouched.”Fewer than 150 people live on the island (which is the size of Great Britain). But animal life includes Arctic wolves and foxes, musk oxen, caribou, lemmings and polar bears.Huston and Thorleifsson are two guys who have shown that they don’t mind being cold. Huston is a polar explorer, cross-country ski racer and photographer whose major expeditions have taken him to Greenland and both of the earth’s poles. He was the only American to join a Norwegian team’s restaging of Roald Amundsen’s 1911 expedition to the South Pole for the History Channel using only 1911-period clothing, equipment and food. Thorleifsson is a polar explorer, historian, photographer and a consultant to the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment. After completing his naval service in the Norwegian Arctic, he joined several major Arctic expeditions, including a sailing voyage to Franz Josef Land in the Russian Arctic and a 65-day dogsled expedition on Ellesmere Island.For Maritime Aquarium members, tickets for the Nov. 29 lecture are $15 in the first three rows of the IMAX Theater and $5 in remaining rows. Tickets for non-members are $17 in the first three rows and $8 elsewhere.Reserve your tickets by calling (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.