Unsupported kite crossing of the coldest continent
Approximately 60 days
Approximately 3600 km
// Novolazarevskaya (Russia) → Point of Inaccessibility → South Pole/ Amundsen Scott Base (USA) → Hercules Inlet. Return to Union Glacier.
This expedition would be the toughest yet for Patrick. There are many expected challenges such as temperatures reaching extremes lows of -40°C, windchill of -60°C and wind speeds of up to 60 knots
(100 km/h | 70 m/h)
“ANTARCTICA HAS THIS MYTHIC WEIGHT. IT RESIDES IN THE COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS OF SO MANY PEOPLE, AND IT MAKES THIS HUGE IMPACT, JUST LIKE OUTER SPACE. IT’S LIKE GOING TO THE MOON.”
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