Maxime with Hala Haddad on “Kel Yawm bi Yawmo” show on Radio Van.

Maxime Chaya

Maxime on MTV morning show “Alive” with Katia Mendelek on Tuesday, June 23rd 2009.

Maxime Chaya

Maxime Chaya

Maxime Chaya

Maxime with MTV producers and Staff behind the scenes

Maxime was invited to visit Wellspring’s Unique Expo on June 22nd.

The 3rd graders of Wellspring Learning Community School celebrated the end of year and turned their class into MAX MUSEUM.
After their first meeting with Maxime on December 2008, the students became his biggest fans and followed his 53-day expedition day by day!!!
In their 11 comic strips, the students showed how Maxime touched everyone of them in a special way.

Maxime Chaya

Maxime Chaya

Maxime with Miss Chirine Karout and the students: Amal, Nadia, Roula, Dhari, Aidan, Omar, Woujoud, Mohamad, Elissa, Ibrahim, Rabie.

Maxime Chaya

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On May 4th 2009, Arcenciel-Lebanon held a conference at the “ESIB” under the
“l’Ecole Agit” project.
Representatives of all the schools who participated in the project were
present.
More than 500 students from different schools around Lebanon came to meet
Maxime.
At the end, Maxime Chaya signed postcards and Nicolas Vanier signed his
book.

The next day, May 5th, Maxime Chaya, Nicolas Vanier and Arcenciel team
visited the Ecology Club of The Notre Dame De Jamhour.

Maxime Chaya

Maxime Chaya

Maxime Chaya

Maxime Chaya

Maxime Chaya - North Pole Expedition
The Lebanese Flag flies high at the North Pole
One Small Step for Maxime, One Large Step for Lebanon

Maxime Chaya - North Pole Expedition
The Lebanese Flag at the North Pole (Image #2)

Maxime Chaya - North Pole Expedition
Bank Audi Flag at the North Pole – Grow Beyond Your Potential

Maxime Chaya - North Pole Expedition
The flag from the Academy of Natural Sciences.
Robert Peary and Matthew Henson carried a similar flag from the Academy 100 years ago.

Maxime Chaya - North Pole Expedition
GPS showing the coordinates of the North Pole (90 Degrees North!)
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Maxime Chaya - North Pole Expedition
the last mile

Maxime Chaya - North Pole Expedition
the last swim




Today, Saturday April 25 2009, at 18:22 Beirut Time we reached the North Pole. SUCCESS!!!

We are very, very excited, relieved, satisfied and ready to rest. I can’t wait to sit in a chair and get dressed standing up. Stuart sounds great, and Lonnie is very pleased.

Wow! What an accomplishment… what a feeling of satisfaction… what an amazing journey. Over the last 53 days we have endured so many challenges:

-60 degree temperatures, howling winds, rough terrain, icy water and worst of all, southerly drift.

We figure that all-in-all we skied close to 1200 kilometers (650 nautical miles) from start to finish.

Though we ate more than 8,000 calories a day, we lost an average of half a kilogram (1.25 pounds) per person every 2 days. A the end, even our shadows looked skinny!

We will gather with PolarExplorers’ other North Pole expeditions for a delicious celebratory feast in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen tomorrow (Sunday night).

Our current and last position: 90 Degrees North – the Top of the World




Maxime Chaya via Iridium
Day 53 – Success at the North Pole



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Stuart Smith – Team Member
Day 53 – Success at the North Pole



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Lonnie Dupre – Team Leader
Day 53 – Success at the North Pole



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Maxime Chaya - North Pole Expedition
Thin Ice keeps us on our toes

Maxime Chaya via Iridium
Day 52





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