Success for Richard Weber and his client
Published on 18.01.2012 - South Pole and Back - Ski & Kite
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.
In fact, pushing the hardest they could and enforcing their last strategy, they covered 150 kil on 16 January and 200 kil the last day of their voyage, the 17 January 2012.
Their voyage was 2.000 kil long, unlike most of the classical expeditions (who choose the Hercules Inlet > SP route), canadian explorer Richard Weber and six tourists have started from the Messner Start (on the Ronne Iceshelf) on 23 November to reach the SP on 29 December. They left the SP after having waited so long for favorable winds on 10 January to make the trip back to Hercules Inlet.