Polish woman on solo attempt to reach South Pole
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish explorer Małgorzata Wojtaczka was on Tuesday on the sixth day of her solo expedition to reach the South Pole on skis.
She started from Hercules Inlet in the Antarctic and aims to cover 1,130 km in a straight line, unassisted, hauling a sled with some 100 kg of food and equipment.
She hopes to complete her exploit in 50 to 60 days. The first Polish man to ski solo to the South Pole was Marek Kamiński in 1996.
Fifty one year-old Wojtaczka has many expeditions in Iceland, Norway and Cape Horn under her belt.
She also took part in exploring caves in the Picos de Europa mountains in Spain and made it to the bottom of the deepest cave in the range – Sistema del Hou de la Canal Parda, which is 903 metres underground.
An experienced sailor, she has also taken part in many polar sailing expeditions. (mk/pk)