First bicycle expedition to the South Pole

Kind of makes me feel wimpy having taken last week ’cause of a little wind and some snowfall in the valley?–Corrie

The adventurer, Helen Skelton, 28, also traveled 329 miles by kite ski and 68 miles by cross-country ski to complete the 500-mile journey across Antarctica in 18 days.

The bicycle she pedaled for 103 miles across the frozen continent was a Fortune Hanebrink all-terrain bicycle, manufactured in the US. She rode the pedal model, weighing in at about 40 pounds, instead of the electric-powered vehicle that weighs nearly twice as much.

via Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring :: First bicycle expedition to the South Pole.

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