DiscoverAotearoa Adventures089: Skiing to the South Pole on a 50 Day Antarctic Expedition with Mike Dawson
089: Skiing to the South Pole on a 50 Day Antarctic Expedition with Mike Dawson

089: Skiing to the South Pole on a 50 Day Antarctic Expedition with Mike Dawson

Update: 2024-05-24
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Two-time canoe slalom Olympian, Mike Dawson, spent a lot of time outdoors as a child and has a deep love for whitewater. While kayaking expeditions are within his comfort zone, Mike takes on a new challenge, journeying to the South Pole on a fifty day ski expedition inspired by Messner’s 1989 epic Antarctic crossing. We discuss the logistics of a journey in such harsh conditions, operating camera gear, pulling a "too heavy" sled, and eventually reaching the South Pole base. Mike reflects on how this experience forced him to slow down and the challenges he experienced returning to normal life.




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089: Skiing to the South Pole on a 50 Day Antarctic Expedition with Mike Dawson

089: Skiing to the South Pole on a 50 Day Antarctic Expedition with Mike Dawson

Abigail Hannah