Don’t Just Dream - John Wilton Davies’ South Pole solo expedition

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John Wilton-Davies

John Wilton-Davies

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John Wilton Davies (44), a British businessman and father of two children will try to walk from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole, solo and unsupported. That's quite a challenge for a man having no previous polar experience. He has covered the cost of the expedition himself and all donations he gets benefits the Cancerbackup charity.

John did not quite make it to the Pole but was alone on the ice for nearly nine weeks, which cannot be exactly called a failure! He was picked up at 80.8333 S,080.4444 W by a twin otter for a 30 minutes flight to the Pole, where he spent a few hours before beginning his journey back home.

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