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Kaspersky Common-wealth Antarctic Expedition

1st February 2010 by Multimat
Big sastrugi Congratulations to The Kaspersky Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition which saw 8 women from the Commonwealth countries of Cyprus, Ghana, India, Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand, Jamaica and the United Kingdom brave blizzards, crevasses and temperatures below -30°C as they ski over 900 kilometres across Antarctica to the Geographic South Pole.

The team selected Summit XL mats from our Expedition range to keep them comfortable & well rested during their journey.Marking the 60th anniversary of the Commonwealth (52 nations and 2 billion people around the globe), the expedition team is a diverse group of real women selected from over 800 applicants.

P1000340 The 900km journey from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole took around 40 days. The team survived on lightweight dehydrated rations and melted snow. They slept in tents on the ice at night and pulled sledges containing all the food, fuel and equipment they needed. Travelling without a guide, the team needed to rely on each other to navigate themselves safely to the bottom of the world.

The team arrived at the South Pole around New Year's Day 2010.  For more details visit www.kasperskycommonwealthexpedition.com


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