Upload

Loading icon Loading...

This video is unavailable.

South Pole ski race "Wettlauf zum Südpol"

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to like Emilgrims's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to dislike Emilgrims's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add Emilgrims's video to your playlist.

Uploaded on Apr 3, 2011

A ski race between Austria and Germany held December 2010, racing the last 320 km to South Pole was organized by World Extreme Races. The support crew included doctor, medics, film crew, Arctic Trucks drivers/mechanics, polar experts and scientist. Starting from Novo airfield the competitors walk 150km towards the pole to acclimatize to the cold and high altitude. Then they are picked up by an airplane that fly's them to approx. 87 degrees (320km from South Pole). The support crew uses Arctic Trucks vehicles that follow the skiers walk during the acclimatization and then drive almost 2000km to meet up with the competitors at the start line. Two newly developed 6x6 Hilux got used for the first time together with two 4x4 Hilux all using 44inch tires. The total drive back and forth including all the extra drive for filming was 5400km per vehicle.
This ski race was filmed by German broadcaster ZDF and Austrian broadcaster ORDF.
The German team is led by TV presenter Markus Lanz and ultra marathon runner and extreme sportsman Joey Kelly. They're joined by Claudia Beitsch -- a Bio-Scientist -- and Dennis Lehnert of the Air Force. Their Austrian opposition is led by legendary skier Hermann Maier and radio presenter Tom Walek. Making up the Austrian team are Sabrina Grillitsch -- Austria's only female mountain infantry soldier -- and Alexander Serdjukov, who is a Husky racer.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading...
Working...
to add this to Watch Later

Add to