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Successful South Georgia Ski Crossing with Børge Ousland

by Oceanwide Expeditions News 02.04.2013

The 4th South Georgia Ski Crossing ended successfully. The skiers covered a total distance of 40–50 km retracing the historic Shackleton route from 1916.

The 4th South Georgia Ski Crossing has ended successfully

The group with Børge Ousland traversed the island of South Georgia on a self-supplied ski trek hauling pulkas (sledges) with personal and shared equipment (food, stoves, fuel) across mountainous terrain from the South coast (King Haakon Bay) to the North coast (Stromness Bay) in a minimum of  4 days. The skiers have covered a total distance of 40 – 50 km retracing sections of the historic Shackleton route from 1916.

 

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