The South Pole and Back (solo)
From 15.11.2010 - Status: abandoned
Chris Foot from Great Britain is attempting a solo trek from Hercules Inlet to South Pole and back. Unsupported and unassisted. This return voyage has been attempted before but always unsuccessful.
Starting November 2010 UK resident Chris Foot is going to try the return trek from Hercules Inlet to South Pole. He had only 5 months preparation time which is extremely short ; last April/May he completed the Polar Challenge Race to the Magnetic North Pole which was a total of 350 miles. But this adventure proved also to be a fantastic training exercice before going to Antarctica and working on maximizing erfficency, which will be the key point to the South Pole and Back attempt.
Chris Foot used to be a member of the Special Air Service (SAS) ; in fact he became the youngest serving member of the SAS at the age of 21 in January 2000. He worked for the British Army as a specialist operator in Mountain Troop for nine years. Spending a lot of time in cold weather regions, he acquired advanced climbing, mountaineering and ski touring experience. That's how he became a strong adept of the polar expeditionnary world. Chris Foot is now a Performance and Sports Mind coach ans also a trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programmming (NLP).
His motivation (from his website) : "I firmly believe that all excellence can be modeled and applied effectively. The limits of individual potential can be stretched drastically when introduced to effective strategies and frameworks, which are most importantly matched by a persons desire to constantly enhance themselves in all capacities."
For this expedition, Chris Foot will be in partnership with Combat Stress, raising money for an essential charity that helps former military personnel confront and overcome mental health problems.