Charles Werb with his dream snowsailer: "Whilst the dream to explore Antarc= tica only manifested itself 4 years ago I can remember at the age of 24 doi= ng some drawings that showed a wind powered vehicle with Big Foot tyres for= use on sand or desert exploration."
courtesy OuterEdge South Pole Snowsailer, SOURCE
Antarctica ski, kite-ski and snow-sail routes.
courtesy Tom Sjogren / Explorersweb / Pythom.com, SOURCE
Snowsailer to sail to the South Pole

Posted: Feb 02, 2016 06:42 pm EST

 

(Correne Coetzer) With the South Pole ski season coming to an end, Australian Charles Werb is on his way to Antarctic Gateway, Cape Town to sail his snowsailer on the Antarctic Plateau to the Geographic South Pole and possibly return (wind and weather depending). 

 

From Cape Town he will fly with ALCI/TAC to Novolazarevskaya 70° 46’37”S, 011° 49’26”E. 

 

According to his website, the snowsailer will be transported with an accompanying Arctic Trucks vehicle to 400km south from Novo Base to the Plateau. From there he should get favorable winds to sail to the South Pole.

 

Werb told news sources, his aim is to become the first person to sail a snowsailer on Antarctic, and to reach the South Pole with a snowsailer.

 

Charles is taking food for 3 weeks.

 

More on pythom.com

 

Previous report on possible attempt in 2014-15 

 

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