South Pole 1911-2011, Two Men One Goal

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.

Follow-up

Below are all the news we published about the South Pole 1911-2011, Two Men One Goal expedition

  • Albert Bosch : First Catalan and first Spaniard too

    Published on 09.01.2012

    The polar expeditioners like so much to have the word 'First' somewhere written on the final outcome of their trek. That's done for Albert Bosch.

  • Bosch : why I am doing all this…

    Published on 04.01.2012

    Time change. Some years ago, we never would find any expeditioner who could answer to the question : why do they all go for these extreme travels? Today, we have some answers.

  • Slowly but surely

    Published on 04.01.2012

    As he is getting closer to his final goal, Albert Bosch has decided not to hurry. "Llegue a la hora que Llegue", he said. That means : ""No matter when I'll get there, I'll get there anyway..."

  • Bosch : dialog between body and mental

    Published on 30.12.2011

    Forty days of loneliness for Albert Bosch who was not ready for such a solo. In addition, he encounters these last days the worst conditions of all the trip. Nevertheless, the Catalan manages to maintain the pace of about 25 km per day. Soon the South Pole will be in sight. 

  • Next rest day for Bosch ? When he will be in the plane for Barcelona…

    Published on 25.12.2011

    Even if he is in the middle of the degree 87°, encountering no major problems and having no more than 318 km to go, Catalan Albert Bosch does not want to think of a day rest.

  • Despite difficulties, Bosch is keeping highest spirit

    Published on 21.12.2011

    Since few days, catalan A. Bosch (who has been deprived of C. Gel since the beginning of the trek) is knackered, exhausted, blown out. No wonder : because of the sastrugis, he has to zigzag all the time, making therefore many more km than the straight itinerary.

  • Next target for Bosch : a pace of 28 km a day !

    Published on 13.12.2011

    Catalan Albert Bosch feels very lonely since his team mate Gel has left the expedition. It gives him time though to share some very interesting information, like the way he organizes the orientation of his march, for instance.

  • Skiing in white out : no problem for Bosch !

    Published on 09.12.2011

    Despite the white out, Catalan Albert Bosch moves ahead. He has found a way to ski even during the white days.

  • Catalan Albert Bosch is back

    Published on 05.12.2011

    After more than almost ten days radio blackout, Catalan Albert Bosch is back. Like bolting from the blue. Despite enormous difficulties, he has chosen to continue marching towards the South Pole.

  • Organizing oneself mentally…

    Published on 28.11.2011

    It's not easy for Albert Bosch who has been left alone since the abandon of his companion Carles Gel. His sled is heavier and he has to face numerous sastrugi fields. 

  • C. Gel out, A. Bosch continues…

    Published on 22.11.2011

    On 18 November, Carlos Gel has decided tio give up the dream of his life. 'For ever', he says... His companion continues.

  • Five days of good weather ?

    Published on 19.11.2011

    On 14 November, their HQ received finally good news from the field : the weather was improving and the tandem could finally move forwards. But for how long ?

  • The situation becomes critical

    Published on 15.11.2011

    Catalans Albert Bosch and Carles Gel are linving a real nightmare over there. They had to stay 14 days in the tent and as soon as the wind stopped blowing...

  • Not yet critical but…

    Published on 11.11.2011

    The situation for both Catalans is not yet critical but it certainly gives them cause for concern.

  • 7 days in the tent

    Published on 10.11.2011

    Worst conditions for the Catalans Bosch and Gel ; heavy snow storms and strong winds force them to stay ine the tent since 2 November !

  • “Struggling big time…”

    Published on 08.11.2011

    Catalan tandem is enduring quite a lot of serious conditions during these first days of their trek...

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