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ASIDE FROM THE WIND-WHIPPED WEATHER, the mechanical breakdowns and an utterly exhausted crew, the film shoot ran rather smoothly.

"Polar Safari", the newest CG Presents documentary, scheduled to air on the Discovery Channel Canada in January, takes viewers to the unforgiving landscape along eastern Hudson Bay, where four adventurers sought to experience the region from a different perspective — in hot-air balloons.

The expedition, led by veteran Ottawa balloonist John Davidson and shot over six weeks last winter, offers a rare glimpse of what it's like to travel in the North.

But for all the challenges, Davidson hasn't lost the desire to balloon across the harsh yet stunning environment. "I'm certainly going back."

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