Budapest, March 28 (MTI) – Veronika Wynne-Hughes plans to be the first Hungarian to ski from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole, between November this year and January 2018.
She told public news channel M1 on Tuesday that she plans to cover around 1,140kms solo, pulling her belongings on a sledge during the day and sleeping in a tent at night. She will be backed by a support team, including doctors stationed on Antarctica, and she will contact them every day to report her coordinates.
Wynne-Hughes, whose mother is a Hungarian married to a Briton, said she had finished preparatory training for the trip in Norway.
Getting all the necessary permits for her Antarctica 30 million forint (EUR 100,000) expedition financed by sponsors was complicated because the continent is multi-jurisdictional and environmental permits are required.
Wynne-Hughes said she had returned last December from a multi-year journey hitch-hiking on boats around the world and she will resume that trip after the Antarctica expedition.