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From 01.11.2006 - Status: postponed

Extreme South

Extreme South

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Extreme South is an expedition to the South Pole, leaving in 2008, that will see two Doctors, one of whom will be the first diabetic to make the journey to the South Pole and beyond unsupported.

The expedition aims to inspire young people to strive for what they believe to be out of reach, conduct original medical research into diabetes, to raise awareness and promote healthy living within the diabetic community and to promote inclusivity within the extreme sports community.

The expedition route stretches over 1700km and retraces part of Dr Edward Wilson's footsteps to the geographic South Pole. The team will haul sledges from 85 degrees at the top of the Beardmore glacier to the Geographical South Pole travelling over 500km for approximately 5 weeks. From the South Pole they will unpack their kites and use them to travel the 1200km to Hercules Inlet.

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