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It's the easy way out, but I'll cut them some slack

Posted at 4:46 PM on July 7, 2006 by Bill Wareham

On Monday, MPR's All Things Considered host Tom Crann talked to adventurers Lonnie Dupre and Eric Larson via satellite phone from the North Pole. (Which still amazes me - like so many people, I grew up in one of those households where any call out of the area code was a REALLY BIG DEAL.)

Anyway, turns out they're getting what must be the arctic explorer version of a bump up to business class for the return - a Russian freighter.