ExWeb Ambassadors Complete Antarctic Expeditions

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.

Martin Walsh is a writer and editor for ExplorersWeb.

Martin has been writing about adventure travel and exploration for over five years.

Martin spent most of the last 15 years backpacking the world on a shoestring budget. Whether it was hitchhiking through Syria, getting strangled in Kyrgyzstan, touring Cambodia’s medical facilities with an exceedingly painful giant venomous centipede bite, chewing khat in Ethiopia, or narrowly avoiding various toilet-related accidents in rural China, so far, Martin has just about survived his decision making.

Based in Da Lat, Vietnam, Martin can be found out in the jungle trying to avoid leeches while chasing monkeys.

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