Aaron Linsdau is training to do something no one American has done, up to the 2011/2012 Antarctic season – trek to the south pole from Hercules Inlet and back.
Others have done it without resupply. Bjorn Ousland crossed Antarctica in the 1990′s without resupply but he had the aid of a kite. Others have attempted this and for a myriad of reasons have been stymied. Injury, weather, timing and training have all contributed to past expeditions being picked up at the pole.
What makes this expedition different? Aaron Linsdau has trained for two years in Yellowstone dragging sleds across the park. The first year was done on snowshoes (ski system failure), about 50% tougher than skis.This past year he skied into the park from the south entrance, up the massive grade to the Continental Divide. He is doing physical training over a year in advance of the 2012 season.
He is currently accepting sponsors for this expedition.