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Antarctique Solo: Frederic Dion reach it using kites

Postby Icikite » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:33 am

Since last night, the adventurer speaker Frédéric Dion is the first person in the World to have reach the Center of Antarctica (South Pole of Inaccessibility) alone, and in record time. Indeed, only two expeditions reached this point before him, but as a group and less rapidly. He was using 2 Conceptair kites and 1 Ozone Chrono kite.
The Canadian Athlete left from Novolazarevskaya, the Russian base in Antarctica, on November 10 in kite skiing and faced temperatures below -50 ° Celsius, suffered from frostbites, an often broken sled that finally dismembered, a blizzard with winds of 150 km/h and a fire that almost burned his tent.
He pushes the audacity and tries another World Premiere by continuing his journey to the South Pole, adding 900km 2100 already traveled. « I still have energy and food for 30 days, I hope to make it to the most! » He says.

http://fredericdion.com/
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Re: Antarctique Solo: Frederic Dion reach it using kites

Postby ravil » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:15 am

rad!

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Re: Antarctique Solo: Frederic Dion reach it using kites

Postby Icikite » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:50 pm

The adventurer speaker Frédéric Dion reached Hercules Inlet last Saturday after a sprint of 627 km of kite skiing in 24 hours and 53 minutes despite winds reaching 100 km/h, ending in 54 days and 6 hours the complete crossing of the Antarctica solo he began on November 10 from the Russian Base Novolazarevskaya with 7 exploits in bonus.

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Re: Antarctique Solo: Frederic Dion reach it using kites

Postby matthepp » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:35 pm

That sounds pretty badass, but was he unhooked?

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Re: Antarctique Solo: Frederic Dion reach it using kites

Postby Toby » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:25 pm

that's amazing! :thumb:

Good luck for the next aim!

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Re: Antarctique Solo: Frederic Dion reach it using kites

Postby rvrrat » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:06 pm

:thumb: Yeah, really amazing. One thing to cross Antarctica but to do it solo! I would love to read a trip report and see some pics. JR

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Re: Antarctique Solo: Frederic Dion reach it using kites

Postby Ecoastprock » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:55 am

yeah but he was wearing straps...... try strapless next time :D


Seriously though....thats the most radical thing I've ever heard.

Heres link to video

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/quebec-man ... -1.2162938

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Re: Antarctique Solo: Frederic Dion reach it using kites

Postby rvrrat » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:03 pm

Thanks for the vid. But that is just a teaser. Love to see more if it is out there. That guy is one seriously wild dude. Love the fact that a snowkite made his journey possible and in record time! JR


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