Acciona Windpower Antarctica 90°S
Spanish explorer Ramón Larramendi together with three other companions are undertaking a geographical, sporting and exploration milestone stoked by a scientific vocation. From Novolazarevskaia to Union Glacier passing through the South Pole. A 3 500 km voyage.
Below are all the news we published about the Acciona Windpower Antarctica 90°S expedition
Published on 18.01.2012
Having started their voyage on 15 December after more than a week long waiting for good conditions, Ramøn Larramendi and his team have reached the SP on 1 January. They arrived in Hercules Inlet on 16 January after a 3.500 kil voyage.
Published on 15.01.2012
While the zero emission vehicle is progressing towards Union Glacier ALE base camp, Juan Pablo Albar, the biochemistry scientist, is describing the scientific projects the expedition is involved in.
Published on 12.01.2012
Ramón Larramendi does not know how far his expedition will travel. On 10 January, they had 2.400 kil behind and still 1.000 kil in front of them. Because this expedition needs favorable winds to move forward, its result is only in Eole's hands.
Published on 09.01.2012
Larramendi and team have difficulties to move away from the South Pole with their sled-engine. The winds are blowing in the wrong direction.
Published on 08.01.2012
Since their arrival at SP (on 1 January), Larramendi and team had time to rest thouroughly ; because what they really missed most during the first leg was being able to sleep without being shoved all over by the sled in motion.
Published on 04.01.2012
Larramendi and his team have arrived at the South Pole on 1 January at 10 am. They have covered 2.200 kil in 19 days and 12 hours with a revolutionary wind-powered vehicle.
Published on 01.01.2012
After having described in details how his sled vessel was behaving on the ice, Ramøn Larramendi wants to assure his sponsors that the scientific mission of the expedition is unfolding without a hitch.
Published on 28.12.2011
Finally someone is speaking about the monotony of these icy white landscapes that cover Antarctica. His name is Javier Selva and he is one of the teammates of Ramón Larramendi.
Published on 25.12.2011
That worst storm ever encountered (on 19 December) by Larramendi did not cause any damage to the people and material. Spanish team is flying over the ice. With 850 km already covered since their start on 15 December.
Published on 21.12.2011
Ramøn Larramendi and mates have been caught again by what Ramøn calls a "parfect storm". That's for the 19 December. The day before, they did only 20 km because the lack of wind. Bad luck for Larramendi.
Published on 18.12.2011
After all the setbacks the spanish expedition has encountered these last week (sudden rush to fly fom Novo to the Plateau, the bad weather, the Inmarsat problems, the damage to one of their prototype kites), they could finally start their gliding towards the Pole.
Published on 15.12.2011
When they landed at the Novolazsarevskaia base, Larramendi and comrades had almost no time to make the final preparations of the voyage. Four hours after landing, they had to fly right away to their departure point.
Published on 10.12.2011
One swallow does not make a summer : while Larramenti and teammates are stuck in Capetown (stormy weather in Novo), we publish the complete list of the audiovisual gear spanish explorer takes with him in Antarctica.
Published on 06.12.2011
Ramøn Larramendi and his teamates have arrived at Capetown via Dubai. They're all set. But the flight for the Antarctic (Novolazarevskaia Russian Base) has been delayed.