ANI South Pole Quest 2007/08

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From 05.12.2007 to 25.01.2008 - Status: success

Adrian Hayes

Adrian Hayes

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Having achieved Everest in 2006 and the North Pole last spring, Adrian Hayes now wants to pull off his third feat, the South Pole, in the course of the next southern summer.

You may well remember the epic exploit of Adrian Hayes and his two mates, Ian Morpeth and Richard Weber, who reached the North Pole on April 25, 2007 when they were almost completely out of food.

This time, Hayes is heading for the South Pole. If successful, having conquered Everest in May 2006, he will have bagged all three trophies. For this new challenge, Hayes has picked the soundest of teams: the Canadian Devon McDiarmid will be the expedition's guide, while other team members will be the Norwegian Hans Foss, the Swiss Evelyne Binsack and the Lebanese Max Chaya. They're all involved in top-level sport and have sufficient polar experience for undertaking this adventure. Binsack and Chaya have both reached the summit of Mount Everest.

Hayes has chosen the traditional Hercules Inlet - South Pole route, a distance of approximately 1,100km. A trek that they will try to accomplish completely unaided.

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