Monday, August 29, 2011

World Record South Pole Expedition 2011

What is the "World Record South Pole Expedition" you ask?

This December a three man team will take a journey in the revolutionary Thomson Reuters Polar Vehicle with the goal of beating the Guiness World Record of 2 days, 21 hours and 21 minutes to become the fastest overland journey to the South Pole.  This will  mark the 100 year anniversary of the first successful attempt of Norwegian explorer Ronald Amundsen.

The Thomson Reuters Polar Vehicle is a specially-built bio-fuelled vehicle that uses half the fuel of similar vehicles. The use of solar panels will reduce the carbon footprint further with the very latest in real-time GPS Satellite communications and tracking.

One lucky winner has the chance to take part in an overland race to the South Pole based on a submission detailing what customers wanted to see more of and less of in the new financial era.  4,300 entries we received, Jason Thomas, became the third member of a three-man team of polar explorers with his "More Access. Less Excess" contest entry.

Congrats Jason! We wish you all the best for a safe and exciting adventure.

You can check out Jason's updates here

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