Spectre Expedition Completed!

Leo Houlding and Spectre team
Leo Houlding and Spectre team

Date = 10/1/2018
Day 50 (Expedition) Day 57 (Antarctica)
Location = UNION GLACIER !!!
Coordinates – S79 45.712, W82 51.383’
Altitude = 715m
Temperature = -15C
Wind speed / direction = 5-20 S.
Windchill = – 20C
Distance remaining = 0km

Spectre skiing

Leo and his teammates Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon safely reached Union Glacier, completing their journey of 1700km over 50 days unsupported with 31 separate camps.

During their time in the Antarctic, the three adventurers have man-hauled and snowkited with loads of up to 200kg, spent days confined to their tent during raging storms, had close shaves with deep crevasses, spent Christmas and New Year thousands of miles from family and friends, and witnessed incredible solar phenomena.

They also all succeeded in reaching the summit of the most remote mountain on Earth, the Spectre, by a partly new route on its north face.

"And it suddenly it was done. The toils and troubles, and wonder and joy, of the Spectre Expedition, immediately confined to memory. 50 days self-supported in the deep field – 1600km by kite, less than 100km man-hauling. And we climbed the Spectre."

Spectre expedition

Spectre expedition

Spectre expedition

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