Explorer aims to break records with Antarctica journey
Queensland explorer Dr Geoff Wilson will embark on a three-month journey, over thousands of kilometres, across Antarctica.
Dr Wilson will aim to complete the longest solo journey ever made by a human in a polar region, alone and unassisted, across 5,800km.
The 49-year-old tells Steve Price he will do the journey with a kite.
“A lot of it will be hauling, brutal pulling of the sled.
“It’s still tough on your body and you’re a battering ram between the sled and the kite.
“But it’s so much easier than walking a kilometre an hour.
“I couldn’t cover 6000 kilometres in one antarctic summer without the use of the wind.”
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Dr Wilson is hosting the Pink Polar Gala Ball on October 19 in Brisbane to launch his expedition.
All money raised will go to the McGrath Foundation.