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07-01-2001 :

Supreme Danish Achievement in the Antarctica


The Danish South Pole Expedition will be this year's fastest expedition in the Antarctica, and neither mishap nor difficult terrain has been able to slow down the pace of Kristian Joos and Gregers Gjersøe, who are now less than a week from the goal.

When Kristian and Gregers pitched their tent on Saturday night there were only 140 km left to the South Pole.

Since the start on November 19th the Danish South Pole Expedition has all the time been the fastest of six expeditions who with different starting points are on their way to the South Pole.

Only the two expeditions who use ski sails to draw them have covered longer distances on windy days. On days without a possibility to use the sails theese two expeditions are considerably slower than the Danish South Pole Expedition.

That applies to a norwegian-american expedition with among others the famous pole traveler Liv Arnesen, who walked 15,2 km on Saturday without using the sails, and the Dutch one who walked 17,8 km without hoisting sails.

A Swedish married couple who started at the same time as Kristian and Gregers are 351 km behind the Danes, and on Saturday the Swedes walked only 4 km.

Every day after resting on the day of New Years Eve Kristian and Gregers have walked an average of almost 24 km and thereby demonstrated incredible stability under very difficult weather- and terrain conditions.

That is very impressive at a time, when 49 days' walk has taxed their physical reserves heavily. Already two weeks ago the Danish South Pole travellers stated that they had lost much weight. With a calorie consumption every day corresponding to a marathon race they have since lost more weight.

On Saturday the weather and the going were good, and thereby they have started on the last and less difficult part, as regards terrain. If they continue as they have done up to now they will have reached the goal perhaps already on Thursday, January 11.

Thus the trip of about 1200 km will have been covered within the fixed time schedule.


Til forsiden

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THE DANISH SOUTH POLE EXPEDITION ON DR TV

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20-01-2001

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17-01-2001

NEW PHOTOS FROM THE SOUTH POLE ON THE WEBSITE

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DANISH SOUTH POLE EXP. HAS REACHED THEIR GOAL

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A GOOD DAY WITH 31 DEGREES CELSIUS BELOW ZERO

07-01-2001

SUPREME DANISH ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ANTARCTICA

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