Daily Archives: January 3, 2009

Ski-Less American Breaks World Ski Record Across Antarctica

Todd Carmichael, American breaks world ski record across Antarctica – without ski at Bangor News.  Congratulations to this hearty gent who trekked across 700 miles from the 80th to 90th parallels in Antarctica, in 39 days.  He was supposed to have done it in skis, but the bindings broke early on, and he had to complete the majority of the travel by walking.  Eight inch footsteps, all alone, in ski boots, no phone, GPS and food eventually lost, with only a compass, a sled, and the tenacity of record setter with the will to live.  The frostbitten, weakened, bedraggled, and triumphant man barely made it to the South Pole Station, 1 hour and 44 minutes sooner than the last fellow’s record.

Read the crispy, thawing details here.