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Evelyn Binsack

Evelyn Binsack

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The Swiss lady, Evelyne Binsack, 39-year-old mountaineer and helicopter pilot, is endeavouring to get to the South Pole from Switzerland, by a mixture of cycling, walking, skiing and sledging. A journey of 28,000 km that she wants to complete in 16 months.

This original expedition got underway - from the top of the Grimsel Pass - on October 1, 2006. Since then, the young woman has experienced all the ups and downs of an adventure of this kind; she has indeed already crossed the entire length of two Americas and for a few weeks has been on-site at Punta Arenas - waiting for the other expeditions to arrive and for the first ALE Logistics plane to fly to Patriot Hills. For the last section of her huge odyssey, the Antarctic part, she has decided to join the expedition of the British businessman from Dubai, Adrian Hayes.

In parallel with its top-notch sporting achievement, the expedition will also fulfil a training and public-purpose mandate. A group of experts studying geography, climatology and polar research will be collecting and publishing new facts and figures.

Evelyne Binsack's reputation for mountaineering and high-risk expeditions has extended far beyond the borders of her native Switzerland. Indeed, in addition to many very difficult expeditions, this inveterate sportswoman was the first Swiss woman to reach the summit of Everest. Her ascent of the North Wall of the Eiger was the subject of a live television programme, broadcasted by German and Swiss televisions over a period of thirty-three hours.

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