World’s first unsupported crossing of the Greenland ice cap by an amputee

Antarctica Bound!!

Antarctica Bound!!

The team have boarded their plane and are Antarctica bound!

The Russian Ilyushin IL-76 TD will fly them over 3000km to one of the coldest, most hostile and remote continents on our planet.

The IL-76 was originally conceived for delivering heavy machinery to remote, poorly-serviced areas of the USSR and is capable of coping with the worst weather conditions likely to be experienced in Siberia and the Soviet Union’s Arctic regions (information courtesy of ALE)

The flight will take 4 1/4 hours and will land on the ice runway at Union Glacier: an intensely blue, dense glacier ice which is formed when snow falls onto the glacier, is compacted and recrystallizes.