Ghost skier at Antarctica

No trace of Martin Szwed’s claimed South Pole speed record
Some days ago Explorersweb received word about Martin Szwed, claiming to German media and his sponsors that he recently broke the current 24 days 1 hour 13 minutes solo speed ski record, set over 1130 km on the classic Hercules Inlet route to the South Pole.


According to different news sources, he skied either 1192km or 1280 km or 1300km, in “14 days” to the South Pole. Szwed gives his precise time as 14 days 18 hours 43 minutes.


Explorersweb contacted the German adventurer for verification and checked his story with official Antarctica sources. Szwed has yet to reply while no records or eye witnesses have been able to confirm the adventurer’s skiing trip.