Antarctica 100 years after, the times they are a-changin'
Posted: Mar 30, 2012 05:01 pm EDT (Newsdesk) This week marks the end of the 100 year anniversary of the South Pole discovery. As a sign of hope for the future of exploration we have chosen a video uploaded by the past season's hero Aleksander Gamme.
It was shot by Aleks on Day 86 of his unsupplied, no-kites return journey on Antarctica.
"This is day 86 on my full return South Pole Expedition 2011/2012," Aleks explained.
"I'm quite hungry and about to pick up my last cache by my second pulk which I left on the way in. As a part of my motivational plan I deliberately didn't make notes on what goodies I had left behind in the cache. In this last one, I didn`t expect very much..."
After skiing a world record 2260km alone, without airdrops or kites from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole and back, short of the finish line Norwegian skier Aleks Gamme decided to stop and wait for Australians James Castrission (29) and Justin Jones (28) to take the last steps together with them.
Independent of each other, the two expeditions had skied the longest ski without kites and airdrops on Antarctica yet. Soloing it and sharing his record, cross-explorer Aleks Gamme became the biggest hero this centennial anniversary South Pole season. #Polar #topstory