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My Journey

Erik starts at Berkner Island next to the Emperor Penguins and weighs significantly more than normal.

The route is 1,360 km & approx. 2,800 altitude meters and Erik expects to reach the South Pole after 55-60 days.

The starting weight of the sled is 120 kg.

Uses 1.2 kg of food and fuel per day.

Only allowed to leave “body fluids”.

Reaches the Pole plateau after about 3 weeks.

The temperature of the pole plateau is usually below -30°C.

After three weeks, he has begun to deplete his fat reserves. He eats 6,000 kcal per day, consumes 8-10,000 kcal, and expects to lose 15-17 kg of body weight during the expedition.

The snow in Antarctica is extremely dry and has lost its structure due to a lot of wind. This means that the snow contains little air, which gives extremely poor glide, and Amundsen called the snow here “fish glue”.

South Pole:
Altitude 2,835 meters above sea level (masl.) which corresponds to 3,500-4,000 masl. at the equator.
The temperature is between -35 and -45°C which can feel like -70°C with the windchill.

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