Posted by: JohnnyRook | December 20, 2008

Update on Todd Carmichael’s Solo Trek to the South Pole

The Adventurist web site reports that as of December 15th Todd Carmichael was on pace to set a record for the fastest solo trek to the South Pole:

Todd Carmichael has finally caught up to Hannah McKeand’s solo and unsupported record pace to the South Pole. Over the past few days, Todd has been knocking out 20+ miles a day in an all out effort to become the first American to go solo and unsupported to the South Pole. With this pace, Todd may just earn something bigger than he was bargaining for. He could become the fastest human to ever go solo and unsupported to the South Pole. Even more amazing…Todd Carmichael is doing it all on foot!! After having issues with his ski bindings throughout the first few days on Antarctica, Todd decided to shove the skis aside and go about things the old fashioned way…on foot. For most expeditions to the South Pole, losing your skis would be certain disaster and cause to abandon any attempt at reaching The Pole. Todd Carmichael is proving everyone wrong, setting a record pace, and will quite possibly be adding his name to the South Pole record books in a mere 6-7 days.

Todd has apparently not phoned in since December 18th, although his tracking system shows him as being 28 nautical miles from the Pole as of December 20th. You can read and listen to all of the updates on the Expedition Earth web site.

Related Post:

DeSmogBlog’s Todd Carmichael Trekking Solo to the South Pole

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