One step at a time to victory
In November 2010 Willem ter Horst left for Antarctica to embark on an
expedition to the South Pole. Guided by Hannah McKeand
he skied to the South Pole from the edge of the Antarctic continent and reached the South Pole on January 11th 2011.
It took him 46 days and 8 hours to ski from 80 degrees south at Hercules Inlet to the geographic South Pole. This makes him the fastest Dutchman on a full Antarctic expedition and the sixth to complete this feat in total.
The total expedition took 77 days and was marked by huge weather delays flying in and flying out of the continent. However beautiful the continent may be, a flight to the most remote area in our world can never be counted on.
The expedition goals were of a personal nature: As explained in more detail in the
training programme they combine the drive for adventure, reinventing boundaries, sharing the experience and telling the stories afterwards.
Looking back it was very tough, more mentally than physically, but a very rewarding experience.
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