Thursday, April 20, 2017

The great grandson of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, Patrick Bergel, has made history by becoming the first to drive a passenger car across the Antarctic.

The 30-day route, driven in a Hyundai Santa Fe, traversed the continent from Union Glacier to the South Pole then followed the Leverett Glacier and the Trans-Antarctic Mountains, past the smoking Mount Erebus volcano, to the Ross Ice Shelf and McMurdo.

The expedition was inspired by Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic journey of 1914-17 when, having been beaten to the Pole by Roald Amundsen, he tried to become the first to cross the continent.

1 comment:

  1. nice job.

    man, they worked hard to edit out all the other support vehicles...