Off to a great start

Published on 07.12.2007 - Opération Pole Sud

We don't have many details about the first few days of Frenchman Charles Hedrich's expedition, because his Argos beacon is either switched off or has stopped working...

In fact, there is very little information all round published at the expedition website, although we do know that Hedrich is attempting some sort of speed record in the Antarctic.

All we know is that he arrived on the frozen continent on 2nd December and doubtless was taken directly to Berkner Island, his departure point. We also know that during the night from 2nd to 3rd December, he is reported to have covered 45 km powered by his traction sails, followed by 31 km the following day, making 76 km in two days. So it appears he is off to a great start.

But since then, no news at all. It seems Charles has not switched on his Argos beacon again.

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