Kite-Skier Completes Longest Unaided Antarctic Trip (3,296 Miles)

Kite-Skier Completes Longest Unaided Antarctic Trip (3,296 Miles)

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Kite-Skier Completes Longest Unaided Antarctic Trip (3,296 Miles)

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49 year old Australian, Dr. Geoff Wilson, just broke the record for the longest unsupported journey across the Antarctic by traveling 3,296 miles with nothing more than his kite and a sled full of provisions.

The journey took 58 days including days when the wind was up and the doctor reached speeds of 31mph covering 129 miles, to days with no wind and uneven terrain where he dragged his sled under human power moving just 1.25 miles in a 24 hour period.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports Dr. Wilson became the first human to scale Dome Argus, the highest point in Antarctica (13,428ft) without vehicles or help from another person. The Dome is one of the coldest places on earth, with temps that can get to almost -100F degrees.

Big congratulations to Dr. Wilson for the accomplishment and we hope he is resting easy at the Russian outpost in Northern Antarctica where he ended his epic journey.

READ MORE FROM DR. WILSON BLOG HERE

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