American man first to solo across Antarctica unaided

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So uh... does anyone have the deets on this? I know a couple Aussies and a Dane (sounds like the beginning of a joke) both skied unsupported from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back a few years ago (not even a cup of hot chocolate at the Pole). I assume that this was a little bit longer than their journey (that is, that the Pole is off-center on the Antarctic continent), but was this really significantly harder or more notable? Or is it just Mr Instagram Man is better at self-promotion?
 

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@LarryBoy This line from the story may explain it:
Though others have traversed Antarctica, they either had assistance with reinforced supplies or kites that helped propel them forward.
 

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Check out the nat geo documentary "Crossing the Ice". Those guys definitely did it unsupported - but to the middleish and back rather than all the way across. I just don't know how that compares to going all the way across, difficulty-wise.
 

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Kinda like climbing peaks just to say you did it ..... A little touched in the head. .... Sorry climbers (Art) ...... Lol
 

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Wow. I looked through his Instagram pictures and comments and it was cool (understatement)! Thanks for sharing @Parma !
 

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