Adrian Hayes also made a full NP expedition from Canada last year; thus joining the still exclusive "3 Pole" crowd.
Antarctica 2007/08: Adrian Hayes for his Third Pole
Posted: Aug 24, 2007 04:33 pm EDT
(ThePoles.com) After summiting Everest last year and reaching the North Pole from Canada this spring, Brit Adrian Hayes is now heading for Antarctica, aiming for the South Pole as a member of a guided, unsupported team. Its a pretty sure bet that Adrian will end the year as the Dubai resident with the most time spent shivering in bitter cold and driving blizzards.
All systems go
I am pleased to say we got everything together, Adrian told ExplorersWeb. We are launching an unsupported, unassisted expedition from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole.
Under the name ANI South Pole Quest, the team will be led by ANIs guide Devon McDiarmed, from Canada. Other members are Norwegian cross-country skier Hans Foss and Lebanese Everest summiteer Max Chaya.
Only 'the easiest Pole to go
This will be the third and final stage of the "Three Poles" quest a longtime, if not lifetime, dream, Adrian said. Besides, I have been lucky to achieve both of what I anticipate are the two hardest stages on the first try. Not that I underestimate the SP of course, but actually I am looking forward to it...
(Ed. Note: While the Arctic, Everest and Antarctica are different - the first too are considered the most difficult of the 'Three Poles'. However, Adrian had one resupply on his way to the North Pole in May something he may miss on his upcoming 1,130 km-long trip to the southernmost tip of earth.)
This year Canadian polar guide Richard Weber led Brits Iain Morpeth and Adrian Hayes on a ski and snowshoe complete trip to the Geographic North Pole from Canada. The team achieved its goal on April 25, with one resupply on the way.
Adrian Hayes, currently residing in Dubai (UAE), summited Everest from Nepal on May 25, 2006 as a member of a commercial expedition and has previously also skied across Greenland.
Max Chaya has summited Everest and done last degree trips to both Poles.