We had 70 fantastic days and are so thankful to go and had a good time. Live image over Contact 4.0. Image by Ryan Waters and Cecilie Skog, SOURCE
Tom Sjorgen from ExplorersWeb/HumanEdgeTech says: A raw crossing like this has only been done once before across the Arctic Ocean by Rune Gjeldnes and Torry Larsen, and never on Antarctica." File image of Ryan Waters and Cecilie Skog at the South Pole sent over Contact 4.0 courtesy of humanedgetech.com/expedition/an2009 (click to enlarge)
Cecilie and Ryans route the black line - and no cutting corners: Upon arrival at the Ross Sea they camped 20 km away from land to make sure they had crossed the continent. courtesy Ryan Waters (over Contact), SOURCE
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(Updated finish photograph 2:37 pm) Cecilie and Ryan completed one of the most remarkable expeditions in polar history. They crossed Antarctica with no outside assistance and no kites and arrived today at the edge of the continent where the Axel Heiberg Glacier meets the sea ice of the Ross Ice Shelf. On 13 November 2009 they started from the edge of Berkner Island, crossed the sea ice, got on the mainland and headed for the South Pole and beyond. Unassisted, UnsupportedCecilie Skog and Ryan Waters Berkner Island StartHere...