Together with 7 other top level climbers,
Belgian explorer Alain Hubert is trying to climb a 8000 m
(above icecap) vertical granit peak - the Holtanna -
located in the Orvin Mountain Range of
Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.
The Antarctic icecap is the last region in the world
containing areas of virgin territory.
It is like an ice desert stretching to infinity,
without the slightest trace of man.
Because of their particularly abrupt configuration,
and the extreme temperatures, and the violent winds
that rage in this part of the world, these rocky peaks offers
themselves as the last major rock-climbing
challenge left for the 21st century.