Cyclist Aborts Antarctic Bike Crossing

After just over a week and less than 100km, Omar di Felice has called off his attempt to cycle partway across Antarctica.

His Instagram account cites a “serious personal problem” but gives no details. However, his December 3 post suggests several issues, including three windbound days in a row, slow going, and a puzzling two hours to set up his tent.

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position of of Di Felice when he aborted

End of the route. Photo: Instagram


Di Felice is now back at Union Glacier Camp.

Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko is the editor of ExplorersWeb. One of Canada’s premier arctic travelers, he is the author of The Horizontal Everest and Arctic Eden, and has just finished a book about adventures in Labrador. In 2018, he was awarded the Polar Medal by the Governor General of Canada and in 2022, he received the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal for services to exploration.