South Pole Solo 2006-2007

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From 19.11.2006 to 28.12.2006 - Status: success

South Pole Solo 2006-2007 - Copyright: Hannah McKeand

South Pole Solo 2006-2007 - Copyright: Hannah McKeand

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Starting in November 2006, Hannah McKeand will attempt to ski the 730 miles separating Hercules Inlet (80°S) from the South Pole, solo and unsupported. Before the expedition, Hannah will land at Patriot Hills early November and practice for two weeks on the ice. The plan is to set a new record and reach the Pole in around 40 days.

On the 28th of December 2006, Hannah reached the Amundsen Scott research station. Although she remains quite modest about her performance, she has beaten the previous record of 42 days, set by her compatriot Fiona Thornewill in 2001, by more that 2 days. Hannah has made it in 39 days, 9 hours and 33 minutes.

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