Friday, 14 January 2011

Christian Eide's South Pole Record

As many adventure fanatics, and South Pole enthusiasts in particular, will no doubt have heard that the Norwegian Christian Eide has claimed a new record of the fastest solo & unsupported trip to the South Pole in an incredible 24 days, 1 hour and 13 minutes!

Christian Eide halfway on his journey to the South Pole. Courtesy of Christian Eide

The previous record was absolutely smashed as it had stood at 39 days, 7 hours and 49 minutes - surely Eide must have had incredible luck with weather and been able to keep on going and going like a machine! Surely it would be incredibly hard to see this record beaten any time soon; it's no mean feat reaching the South Pole but to do it alone, unsupported and in extremely quick time is truly a historic achievement. Averaging 29 miles a day for 24 days must have left Eide an exhausted yet elated man once he reached the South Pole and the possibility to put his feet up and get warm!

Congratulations to Christian Eide - I can see this incredible record standing for a long time to come!

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