Great Antarctic Crossing
Sebastian Alvaro, Ramón Larramendi, Francisco
Spanish adventurers, Sebastien Alvaro, Ramón Larramendi
and Francisco Soria are attempting the second-longest
crossing of Antarctica (after Jean-Louis Etienne
in 1989-90, east-west).
will leave from a drop-off point in Queen Maud Land,
the former Belgian King Baudouin base, and arrive 5000
at the French scientific base of Dumont d'Urville.
achieve this, a new concept in polar travel has been invented:
a large sledge, 5 metres long by 3 metres wide, on to which
the tent will be attached at all times.
This sledge will be pulled by a giant traction sail .
The team hopes to achieve an average of 85 km per day
and complete the trip in around sixty days.
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