Windows Phone explores the North Pole with adventurer Eric Larsen

When it comes to adventure connected to technology, Google Street View springs to mind -- the intrepid group has taken their cameras down trails, into canyons and under the waves along coral reefs. But now Windows Phone enters the adventure game, trekking to the North Pole with explorer Eric Larsen.

The three person team departs tomorrow in an effort to "traverse the Arctic Ocean from Northern Ellesmere Island to the geographic North Pole", according to Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc. The goal of the trip is an attempt to break the record for the crossing -- 49 days, set by a Norwegian team back in 2006, not bad for covering 500 miles of ice and snow and dealing with sub-zero temperatures.

"Microsoft is supporting Eric’s journey by providing him with Nokia Lumia 1020 and Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phones that he will take with him on the expedition. Using these Lumias, he’ll be able to take amazing photography documenting and sharing his journey with the world. As someone who also uses a Lumia 1020, I am super excited to see the photos Eric will be taking on his trip. Eric has also been using the Nokia Lumia 2520 and Panasonic ToughPad G1 tablets to track and train for the expedition", LeBlanc explains.

Assuming he will not have a connection while journeying through that part of the world, we'll likely need to await his return to see the images. Short of a DSLR, which can be a bit cumbersome, a Lumia 1020 is perhaps the best choice.