Ever Wonder What it’s Like to Sail Across the Antarctic Ice?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to sail across the surface of the Antarctic using wind to push you along? If so, then you’ll want to check out the video below. It was shot by Charles Werb, the Australian adventurer who is on the frozen continent right now, and preparing to sail his specially built craft to the South Pole as part of the Outer Edge Polar Challenge.

There have been some delays to the start of his journey, but hopefully he’ll be headed south soon. Considering the video shows that he can travel as fast as 11 mph (17.7 km/h), he’ll be able to cover the distance much more quickly than the Antarctic skiers, all of whom have all completed their expeditions and gone home now. When he does get moving, Werb will be racing against time, as the weather in Antarctica is about to take a turn, and it won’t be for the better. Hopefully the winds will get him to the Pole quickly, and back on to home.

Kraig Becker