A Quest for the South Pole…Foiled by the MailmanBy Steve Casimiro on December 13th, 2012
Brit Richard Parks – creator of the 737 Challenge and the first person to climb the seven summits and stand on all three “poles” within seven months had another audacious plan up his 8,000-fill-down-covered sleeve. He wanted to solo ski to the South Pole. Too bad the mailman didn’t get the memo. Parks got to Union Glacier, point of his departure, but his gear didn’t. So instead of setting off, he’s spent the past several days trying to figure out what had gone wrong with the shipment, which was supposed to have gone from London to Chile via Miami. Well, the good news, if you can call it that, is that the gear turned up…still on the loading dock in London. If you think that means Parks has a shot at his expedition though, you could be wrong. The safe-ish weather window for southern expeditions is exceedingly tight and if he can’t set off by this coming Monday (apparently the soonest his gear could arrive) he might have to cancel the 700-mile attempt altogether. Via The Adventure Blog.
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