South Pole 1911-2011, Two Men One Goal

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From 09.11.2011 - Status: success

Two Catalans on the classical Hercules Inlet SP

Two Catalans on the classical Hercules Inlet SP

© Catalans' website

Two catalan adventurers, Albert Bosch and Carles Gel, are going to ski from Hercules Inlet to South Pole ; they want to be in SP before 14 December.

They will travel unsupported and will try to get to the South Pole before the date of the centenary -14 December. For the trek, they only will be using skis and sleds for charging.  They renounce to the kites for using only their own energy.

Excerpts of their press communiqué : "... The few expeditions that face similar challenges in Antarctica, use to start up from mid-November, when the austral summer is more consolidated. We will advance the start date, dealing in the initial phase with even more extreme  negative temperatures, to try to reach the South Pole around December 14th., in order to match the exact day that meet the 100 years since the Norwegian Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach this point, December 14th., 1911. It will be our way to commemorate one of the biggest achievements of men in all history. If we do this, we will be the first Catalan to reach the South Pole by an integral expedition, and also the first Spanish doing it without receiving any assistance. ..."

After many years accumulating experiences in different areas of extreme adventures, Albert Bosch and Carles Gel face this challenge with the conviction to be physically and mentally prepared, and having the strategic ability to face the critical moments, and to be able to succeed. Anyway, it will be for both the biggest challenge they have raised to date.

 

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