Once I asked Simon Race, a friend of mine, who is an Englishman, “Why are the British so interested in explorations?” He answered, “It is just that we are all crazy!!!” Haha, what a great answer. Simon is a motorcycle adventurer and he loves solo riding long, long distances across the world on his motorbike. Check his Moto-Mondo travel blog.
That was him, who shared news about upcoming Chris Foot’s epic walk to the South Pole.
As reported, in November 2010 Chris Foot will attempt to become the first polar expeditionist to travel 1392 miles solo unsupported and unassisted from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole and make an historic return journey.
“This epic route is the only remaining conquest in Antarctica not to be claimed by an expeditionist. Chris will be in partnership with combat stress throughout this expedition in order to raise money for an essential charity that helps former military personnel confront and overcome mental health problems.”
“In recent years expeditions and races such as Extreme World Races South Pole race which featured James Cracknell and Ben Fogel have successfully reached the South Pole with full support and assistance. This has raised the profile of operating in this unforgiving environment and the human endurance required to complete such endeavors.”
“Only the select few dare to travel solo and completely unsupported in their individual pursuits of extreme excellence and self accomplishment. Thriving on the inherent risks and dangers coupled with the protracted period of solitude experienced, captures the essence of ultimate human performance. This is the main driving force behind Chris’s expedition as he aims to push further than ever before in a physical, psychological and emotional capacity.”