On January 26th, 2012, Norwegian Aleksander Gamme and Austrailians James Cassistrion and Justin Jones (known as Cas and Jonsey) became the first to walk from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without assistance. Norwegian Gamme was on a solo journey while Cas and Jonsey were on a separate two-man team. Two adventures – one goal – to become the first to go unsupported to the South Pole and back.
Gamme arrived outside the “finish line” a few days ahead of Cas and Jonsey and decided to wait for the Australian team. Wow, what an amazing show of sportsmanship! After 89 days on the ice, the two teams finished their journey together.
This video shows a happy day when Gamme, after 86 days of traveling alone, dug up his cache to discover some goodies he had left behind. Click on the CC button to read the closed captions in English.[post_video]