"We had seen God in His splendors, heard the text that nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man."
70 days in The Boundary Waters
In the winter of 2023, I will be heading up to the Boundary Waters region of Minnesota for my final expedition before I embark upon the greatest challenge of my life…
A 110 day, solo, unsupported ski crossing of Antarctica where I will be dragging a 400 pound sled for 12 hours a day for 1700 miles across the coldest, driest and windiest continent on earth.
A coast to coast crossing of Antarctica without a kite or dogs has never been accomplished before.
One of the worlds greatest living explorers called this expedition “probably impossible.”
I have been directly preparing for this “impossible” journey for over 4 years. Minnesota will be my last opportunity to get time in the snow before I set foot in Antarctica in November 2024.
First, I will spend 30 days at an airbnb with my girlfriend. Every day I will go out and ski with a very heavy sled as a part of my training.
After that, I will then head into the wilderness to spend 40 days alone out there. I will load up my sled with up to 400 pounds in order to accomplish 2 primary goals…
1. To refine my technical skills on the ice so that I will be perfect when I get to Antarctica.
2. To suffer immensely.
110 days in Antarctica is not just twice as hard as 55 days. It is exponentially harder. There will be a cumulative build up of exhaustion and fatigue from pushing the body and mind to its limits, day after day after day. I will suffer in a way that I have never suffered before, and will be stretching the boundaries of human endurance.
Minnesota will give me the opportunity to push my body, mind and spirit to the edge in order to prepare for what I will soon endure.