Swedish Woman Reaches The South Pole On Skis In Record Time

Swedish Woman Reaches The South Pole On Skis In Record Time

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Swedish Woman Reaches The South Pole On Skis In Record Time

Johanna reaches the south pole | Photo Credit: Solo Sister Blog

Johanna reaches the south pole | Photo Credit (+Cover Photo): Solo Sister Blog 

Coming from a humble village in Sweden, Johanna Davidsson’s life has been defined by big horizons.

Related: 20 Amazing Facts You Never Knew About Antarctica

After starting her skiing career in the alps, Davidsson trained in Norway, kite-skied across Greenland, and has now has planted her flag as one of the premier explorers of a generation– fittingly on Christmas day, 2016.

The 33 year-old nurse started her south pole journey from Hercules Inlet and after skinning over 1,000 kilometers in 38 days and 23 hours, she now holds the record for fastest trip made on skis to the south pole by a female reports The Local.

“I am now having a cup of tea inside a warm tent and the chef here will cook me dinner. I’m in heaven!” – Johanna Davidsson Blog Post

She beat the previous record by roughly 10 hours. The record is listed by the Guinness Book Of World Records as the fastest solo, unsupported and unassisted journey to the South Pole by a female. The record was formerly held by Hannah McKeand of the UK, who completed the journey in 39 days 9 hr 33 min.

Find the entire Solo Sister blog post here: Reaching the South Pole

 

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