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.