Ice Challenger Expedition

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The Ice Challenger Expedition was an expedition to the geographic South Pole. The expedition's six man team used a six wheel drive vehicle to cover about 1,000 miles.

Not to be confused with the Ice Challenger expedition to traverse the ice floes in the Bering Strait.[1]

Expedition details[edit]

In 2005 a team of six people took part in the Ice Challenger Expedition. Travelling in a specially designed six wheel drive vehicle, the team completed the journey from the Antarctic coast at Patriot Hills to the geographic South Pole in 69 hours. In doing so they easily beat the previous record of 24 days. They arrived at the South Pole on 12 December 2005.[2] The team members on that expedition were Andrew Regan, Jason De Carteret, Andrew Moon, Richard Griffiths, Gunnar Egilsson and Andrew Miles. The expedition hoped to show that wheeled transport on the continent is not only possible but also more practical. It was also aimed at increasing awareness about global warming.

Further expeditions[edit]

A second expedition led by Andrew Regan and Andrew Moon is departed in November 2010. The Moon-Regan Trans Antarctic Expedition traversed the entire continent, using 2 six wheel drive vehicles and a Bio-Inspired Ice Vehicle.[3] The team used the expedition to raise awareness about the global environmental importance of the Antarctic region and to show that bio-fuel can be a viable and environmentally friendly option.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ice Challenger
  2. ^ Ice Challenger 2005 Retrieved on 2008-10-14
  3. ^ http://www.transantarcticexpedition.com/ Trans Antarctic Expedition Retrieved on 2008-10-14