3 Poles expedition
The 3 Poles expedition is the climax of the long work by the Airborne Ranger Club of Finland. The goal is to achieve all three poles of the earth: the North Pole, the highest peak, and the South Pole. The 3 Poles expedition covers the last obstacle of that goal: Mikko Vermas and Tero Teelahti will be skiing 1 130 kilometers to reach the pole. Previous Airborne Ranger Club of Finland achievements are the North Pole 29th of April, 2006, and Everest 20th of May, 2009.
The expedition takes place in season 2022-23. The chosen route is from Hercules Inlet to the geographic south pole. This feat is done unsupported, i.e. all gear, food, and gasoline will be towed in sleds from the beginning. The trip is also unassisted meaning that there will be no kites or similar to assist skiing.
Total weight of all gear in the beginning is about 110 kg. Total skiing distance is 1130 km. As if this wouldn't be enough, South Pole is on top of thick glacier which makes all the way uphill resulting in about 3000 m height at the pole. Theestimated duration for skiing is about 45 days. Even though expedition takes place during the Antarctic summer the conditions are harsh; there will be plenty of cold and wind. All of this combined makes the trip an extreme physical effort.
All of this combined makes the trip an extreme physical effort.