DANISH SOUTH POLE EXPEDITION 2000-2001

This was the first Danish expedition ever to ski to the South Pole.

They reached their goal at 11.15am on January the 13th 2001 when Kristian Joos (37) and Gregers Gjersoe (43) thereby managed to walk the distance of 1200 km from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole  in 55 days.

The following 5 photos were taken by Scott F. Smith.

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The two Danes approaching the ceremonial South Pole

 

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Getting closer to their goal.

 

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Close to the ceremonial South Pole

 

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At the ceremonial South Pole

 

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At the Geographic South Pole.

The following 7 photos were taken by Katy Jensen, the Raytheon Area Manager for the South Pole.

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At the ceremonial South Pole with American Scott F Smith looking on at left.

 

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Arriving at the Geographic South pole.

 

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The final Pole beside the Display board is the actual Geographic South Pole.

 

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Posing for photos at the Geographic South Pole

 

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A close up shot of Christian and Gregers.

 

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Posing in front of the Geographic South Pole sign.

 

The two Danes arrived in reasonable condition although showing signs of tiredness and suffering from the strong sun. They were scheduled to be flown out from the Pole back to patriot hills by Adventure network aircraft on the 15th of January, 2001.


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