Kevin Vallely: I visualize a trip to Mars to be honest. Antarctica is so utterly remote that it's like going to another planet. I love this idea. (click to enlarge)
Kevin's 2000 km winter Alaskan bike ride above. Both my Alaskan adventures are incredibly memorable because of the sheer remoteness of the wilderness up there[The Iditarod] was physically brutal, extremely scary at times and mentally exhausting. (click to enlarge)
I love the jungles of South East Asia and have done a number of expeditions there including the retracing of the Sandakan Death March with 8 Australian soldiers in 2006. This was an incredible journey and profoundly touching. (click to enlarge)
Live your dreams. No one can stop you. Time and time again you hear this refrain but it's the cold truth. Only you can do it so if you want it, make it happen. All images courtesy of Kevin Vallely (click to enlarge)
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(The Poles.com) This Antarctic season North Pole explorer, Richard Weber, and two accomplished long distance, endurance athletes, Ray Zahab and Kevin Vallely, will be attempting a speed record to the South Pole.Kevin Vallely started his extreme adventure life with skiing the Iditarod, which he says awoke something in him that he will never be able to put to sleep. This experience was followed by, among others, a 2000 km bike ride in the middle of winter and walk through South East Asian jungles retracing the brutal WW2...