South Pole Solo

Australian Mark George is, like he says, before all 'Passionate about Mother Nature'. This passion has inspired him to go on some amazing adventures such as sea-kayaking across Bass Strait, man hauling a sled to the North Pole, and scaling awe inspiring mountains including Mount Everest.

Follow-up

Below are all the news we published about the South Pole Solo expedition

  • Mark George : No Mystery Tour

    Published on 13.01.2012

    Mark George has decided on 12 January that time has run away from him to complete any meaningful return trip. So back to Union Glacier as soon as he can catch a flight.

  • Mark George : Another Winner

    Published on 11.01.2012

    Mark George has arrived at the South Pole on Monday 9 January. He has succeeded his solo and unsupported trek from Hercules Inlet. For the return trip (not really planned in advance) he has a surprise for all of us...

  • Mark George : One degree to go

    Published on 07.01.2012

    Mark George is so excited to see light at the end of the tunnel (he has no more than 30 nautical miles to go) that he almost doest not sleep anymore at night. Will he decide to do the return trip ? No answer yet...

  • How do you feel after being smashed by 4 days of sastrugis ?

    Published on 03.01.2012

    Mark George is furious because he thought that, once the degree 88 passed, he could await better terrain and weather conditions. No way ! Antarctica remains very severe this season. For everyone and everywhere.

  • Christmas’ emotions overwhelmed Mark George

    Published on 26.12.2011

    On 26 December, M. George had his first cup of tea for all his voyage ; it was time to re-think about Christmas day and all the pleasures which are attached to that big christian feast.

  • Mark George : half way mark

    Published on 22.12.2011

    Mark George says that the accumulated snow dumped on his route has slowed him down quite a lot : he should have reached the half way mark a lot earlier in the trek.

  • Singing in the pain…

    Published on 18.12.2011

    Mark Georgie George never stops talking about music when he writes his updates. This is a sort of a therapy for him, helping to go through all the difficulties encountered during the trek.

  • Unexpected (or expected ?) encounter on the ice

    Published on 12.12.2011

    Mark Geroge seemed to be well surprised to meet someone else on the ice. But with so many expeditions on air this season ...

  • The rest of the trip hinges upon a ski tip…

    Published on 08.12.2011

    Mark George is not a handyman. He hasn't taken with him a spare pair of skis either. And besides, one of his ski tip is seriously damaged.

  • “Snow : like dairy bell icecream…”

    Published on 04.12.2011

    Australian adventurer Mark George (46) has finally been dropped at Hercules Inlet : he started his trek on 26 November.

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