CCR Data Director makes polar trek history
A UK team who have made history by reaching the centre of Antarctica without mechanical assistance have spoken of their epic journey.
Rory Sweet, a Non-Executive Director of CCR Data used only skis and kites to travel 1,093 miles (1,750km) to the Pole of Inaccessibility. Scientists and etymologists are now discussing its new title.
The Pole of Inaccessibility is marked by a life-size bust of Lenin, left by a
Russian team who reached the pole using vehicles in 1958. “We saw this black dot on the horizon. It got larger, and then we saw this silhouette of the statue. It was so surreal after traveling across 1,750km of flat Antarctic plateau.”
The team experienced “serious lows and highs” throughout their journey. “We had three or four days without a breath of wind. Our bodies seemed to relax. When we started again, the pain was mind-numbing.”