ExWeb Ambassadors Complete Antarctic Expeditions

Antarctic Poles
Sarah McNair-Landry.

Separately, two ExWeb ambassadors, Ryan Waters and Sarah McNair-Landry, have completed their expeditions to the South Pole and the Pole of Inaccessibility.

Along with partner Erik Boomer, McNair-Landry had been guiding Jing Feng of China on a 1,800km journey from the Antarctic coast to the Pole of Inaccessibility, the furthest point from any coastline. They arrived on Saturday and are due for pickup today. They travelled for 77 days, gained 3,700m in elevation and had resupplies en route.

Ryan Waters.

Ryan Waters had been guiding Jaco Ottink and Paula Strengell to the South Pole from Hercules Inlet. Their group arrived at the Pole on December 16 after 52 days. Waters reports that the team held up brilliantly, pushing hard over the final wee. This marks Waters’ third unsupported trip to the Pole.

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Martin Walsh

Martin Walsh

Martin Walsh is a freelance writer and wildlife photographer based in Da Lat, Vietnam.

A history graduate from the University of Nottingham, Martin's career arc is something of a smörgåsbord. A largely unsuccessful basketball coach in Zimbabwe and the Indian Himalaya, a reluctant business lobbyist in London, and an interior design project manager in Saigon.

He has been fortunate enough to see some of the world. Highlights include tracking tigers on foot in Nepal, white-water rafting the Nile, bumbling his way from London to Istanbul on a bicycle, feeding wild hyenas with his face in Ethiopia, and accidentally interviewing Hezbollah in Lebanon.

His areas of expertise include adventure travel, hiking, wildlife, and half-forgotten early 2000s indie-rock bands.

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