Friday, December 17, 2010
Fastest Vehicle Crossing of Antarctica
Recently the fastest crossing of Antarctica with a vehicle record was made. The crossing took 303 hours and covered about 1,950 kilometers. The Moon Reagan Transantarctic expedition went from Union Glacier to the Ross Ice Shelf via the South Pole. They reached the Ross Ice Shelf on December 9, 2010. The expedition then turned around to return to the Union Glacier starting point. The return journey is expected to take nine days and if successful it will be the first time that a vehicle expedition did a there and back crossing of the Antarctic continent. To make it even more historically significant the expedition is using a bio-fuel vehicle.