Three basque professional alpine style cimbers have decide to take a break in their alpinist carreer. They want to try an 'horizontal ascent' in Antartica.
Below are all the news we published about the TransAntartika 2011 expedition
Published on 12.01.2012
The three Basque climbers Alberto Iñurrategi, Juan Vallejo and Mikel Zabalza are the first expeditioners to arrive at Hercules Inlet on 9 January after a 3.400 kil journey. From Novolazarekskaya to HI passing through the South Pole. A brand new itinerary as well.
Published on 08.01.2012
The three basque climbers are ski/kiting quite fast on the way back to Hercules Inlet. On 6 January, they have no more than 430 kil to go.
Published on 02.01.2012
29 December, 10 am UTC. The Basque team has finally made it to the South Pole. They have decided to proceed with their adventure and to try to reach the Union Glacier ALE base camp before 26 January.
Published on 26.12.2011
Despite a terrain that continues to be the worst ever, everything is OK for the Basque Trio. Even with such a bad surface, they have broken their own record last Thursday with 155 km in 11 hours.
Published on 22.12.2011
The Basque trio is kiting with the wind, thanks to Gert Coone their belgian hydro-meteorologist who keeps them informed about the atmospheric depressions that may interfere with their daily courses.
Published on 19.12.2011
Despite the poor wind conditions, the Basque trio has still a lot to do : 800 km to reach SP (latest news on 17 December) and 1.200 to reach Union Glacier ALE base camp.
Published on 13.12.2011
The Basque trio is starting to fly over the ice (133 km on 11 December). But due to dangerous sastrugis fields, they are obliged to reduce their speed.
Published on 09.12.2011
The three basque climbers never thouhgt before arriving in Antarctica that they were going to be so depending upon the winds.
Published on 06.12.2011
Not many news coming from the Basque climbers. One certainty though : they never thought that their 'horizontal ascent' was going to be so hard !
Published on 02.12.2011
Due to extreme furious weather conditions, the three basque climbers had to scale back to their original plans. No more climb of any granite peaks in sight and concentrating oneself on the main target of the expediion, the South Pole.
Published on 24.11.2011
First serious setback for the three basque climbers : one of their sled falls down a deep crevasse.
Published on 22.11.2011
Since two days, the basque trio has to face terrible weather conditions. Going out of the tent is quite impossible...
Published on 19.11.2011
Quite difficult terrain conditions for the three Basque climbers. It seems that the 'Horizontal Climbing' has really begun.
Published on 17.11.2011
The three basque climbers who are attempting an original crossing of the Antarctic (Novolazarevskaia > Hercules Inlet) just left the russian base.