AUSTIN, Texas -- The youngest Americans to ever explore the North Pole returned safely home last week.
Three-and-a-half-year-old Ronin Phi Garriott de Cayeux and sibling Kinga Shuilong Garriott de Cayeux, 5 years old, joined two other children in setting the record on an expedition led by Austin's own adventurer, video-game designer and astronaut Richard Garriott de Cayeux, a member of the Explorers Club.
Yes, that's right. He brought his own kids to the North Pole -- for science!
The Explorers Club says the group included the youngest American, British, French, Luxembourgish and Taiwanese-Chinese explorers on record with a goal of studying climate change and the indigenous Inuit people.
The historic trip spanned from April 13-22 with access to the geographic North Pole via Norway's Svalbard Islands and the Russian Barneo ice camp, according to Garriott de Cayeux and the Explorers Club.
In a tribute to his favorite city, Garriott de Cayeux flew the City of Austin flag while at the North Pole.
COMING UP: Watch for a complete interview from inside Garriot de Cayeux's Austin headquarters, Portalarium, with more details on the trip plus a behind-the-scenes tour.
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