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South Pole Expedition successful - Pole reached on January 6, 2015
On January 6, 2015, by reaching the Geographic South Pole as part of an international expedition I briefly (until January 19th!) became the oldest Canadian to ski coast to Pole and the oldest worldwide to complete this route.
Antarctica is the coldest and windiest place on earth, with no permanent residents and a lowest recorded temperature of -89 C. This is something that very few have done before - in fact twenty times more people have climbed Mount Everest than have completed this expedition on foot. This was a huge undertaking and fulfilled a lifelong dream of mine to visit Antarctica and walk in the footsteps of the iconic explorers from 100 years ago, including Shackleton, Amundsen and Scott.
The expedition covered over 900 KMS from the Ronne Filchner Ice Shelf to the South Pole. We hauled sleds with over 120 LBS of supplies and took 44 days to reach the Pole, which is at 9,000 feet above sea level. 2014 was a year of fundraising, logistics and extensive training, including winter training in Northern Minnesota and running and tire hauling around my village of Elora, Ontario.
Many people enabled my participation in this expedition, including those who supported my KickStarter campaign (see below), personal donations, local fundraising events and a number of Corporate Sponsors (see below). I am proud that a portion of the funds raised will be donated to a local charity - the Centre Wellington Community Foundation www.cwcfoundation.ca Corporate Sponsors -see below