Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Antarctic marathon

I can't decide if this is amazing or ridiculous.

I saw a tweet today of a woman with cancer running 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents. 7 continents? Did she set up a personal marathon along the Antarctic coast? No.

There is actually an Antarctic marathon and it's held annually at Union Glacier, a privately run tourist camp at almost 80 degrees south. It's serviced by Il-76s. You have to watch this video.

What's more, there is an outfit that will let you do 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents for 36,000 euros (which is much less than I thought it would cost). The itinerary:

18-JanArrive at Punta Arenas, Chile
19-JanPre-Departure Briefings for Antarctica
20-JanFlight to Marathon location at Union Glacier, Antarctica
21-JanAntarctic Acclimatisation 
22-JanCold Weather Gear Testing
23-JanMarathon in Antarctica + Flight to Punta Arenas
24-JanMarathon in Punta Arenas + Flight to Miami
25-JanMarathon in Miami + Flight to Madrid
26-JanMarathon in Madrid + Flight to Marrakech
27-JanMarathon in Marrakech + Flight to Dubai
28-JanMarathon in Dubai + Flight to Sydney
29-JanMarathon in Sydney + Celebration
30-JanRest & Relaxation
31-JanFree to Return Home

1 comment:

Ripituc said...

I'm fine with rich people having ridiculous hobbies, I just hope they don't portray it as anything more noble or important than that.