Nilson at SP : Tired but happy
Published on 20.01.2012 - Climate Neutral Pole 2 Pole
Finally Ernst Johan Nilson has arrived at the South Pole on 19 January. With a broken wrist, and injured knee and feet. He had left North Pole on 8 April for a Pole to Pole expedition, but he has not covered the entire distance of South America.
If one has to consider the initial project of his 'Climate Neutral Pole 2 Pole Expedition' which was to go from one pole to the other biking all the way down both Americas (except of course when on the polar parts of the voyage -besides Helen Skelton nobody chooses to bike on the Antarctic!), the expedition is far from being a success.
Because arriving in the South America, Nilson realized that he had not enough time to bike all the way down by road to Punta Arenas if he still wanted to reach the South Pole in time. So he decided to abandon the south American part of the voyage to fly from an unknow destination (his website has been silent about this part of the trip) to Cape Town and then to Novolazarevskaya.
We also can regret that the Nilson's website was very poorly informed during the all voyage : scarce news and almost no pictures plus hard navigation throughout the inner pages. During the all biking down Canada and the United States he was accompanied by another swedish fellow Carl Robert Björkander : well Nilson has never published a picture of him, not a single one !
Without the shadow of a doubt, E. Nilson's website was the sloppiest and the least informative of all the expeditioners' websites in this austral season 2011-12.