South Pole and Back - Ski & Kite
Famous polar explorer Richard Weber together with Josée Auclair are taking clients to an unsupported trek to the South Pole from Messner Start (Filchner Ice Shelf) (900 km) with the return by kite-skiing.
Below are all the news we published about the South Pole and Back - Ski & Kite expedition
Published on 18.01.2012
The strategy of doing long days and kite/skiing when the wind is ok and sleeping when the weather is bad has finally payed off. That's how Richard Weber and his client Michael Archer did it to reach Hercules Inlet on time.
Published on 15.01.2012
Before they started their return trip, Richard Weber and his client were quite novice in the art of kiting. Now they start to get used to the manoeuvring of these sails. On 11 January, they managed to do 140 kil in one day !
Published on 12.01.2012
Together with some other expeditions (Eide, Aston, Gamme, Cas & Jonesy, George, Basque trio), Richard Weber and his client Michael Archer are rushing to Hercules Inlet. Fortunately they have the kites to fly over the ice...
Published on 06.01.2012
After the arrival at the SP, Richard Weber and his client had planned to leave the station early in order to make miles and to take advantage of the wind.
Published on 02.01.2012
Richard Weber has made it to the South Pole with 3 clients. They had left the Ronne Iceshelf on 23 November. On the way, two people had to be rescued. Because of a infection for one and because of a broken wrist for the second.
Published on 26.12.2011
Since the evacutation of businessman Chris de Lapuente (team had to wait for two days for the plane to collect him), explorer Richard Weber has decided to get back on schedule.
Published on 23.12.2011
For businessman Chris de Lapuente who had a broken wrist and an injured knee, the game is over. His dream has come to an end on 22 December when he was a mere eight days ski from his goal.
Published on 22.12.2011
Despite Chris de Lapuente's injuries, the team is carrying on his trek towards the Pole ; Richard and Michael are taking care of both Ruth and Chris de Lapuente's sledges.
Published on 19.12.2011
Although these tourists are living horrid days, one after the other, the are pressing on hard because they want to be at the SP before Christmas. One of them is badly injured though.
Published on 12.12.2011
We seldom higlight the rest days the expeditioners take once in a while during their trek on the ice...
Published on 08.12.2011
These are Richard Weber's words when he wants to encourage his tourists. The progression is unfolding quite well though, but the snow is really too soft to glide on.
Published on 05.12.2011
Explorer Richard Weber and his clients have been flown to the edge of the Filschner iceshelf on 25 November. The next day one of the participants had to be airlifted because of a flu ! Bad start...