The Spanish adventurer Antonio de la Rosa will cross the Antarctic for the first time by rowing, sailing and on skis alone at extreme temperatures.

The route, which can be followed live online


It is an epic challenge that poses crossing the Drake Strait by rowing and alone from southern Patagonia (Argentina), to Antarctica (1,000 km), and then transforming the boat, barely 7 meters long, into a small sailboat and continue sailing, an average distance of 2,000 km that separates the peninsular area of ​​the Antarctic continent, from South Georgia Island, emulating the risky journey that a little more than 100 years ago, the polar explorer, Emest Shakelton, made along with a reduced crew of 5 people on a barge, in order to save his life and that of the Endurance crew, who for 16 months were trapped in the icy Antarctic region.

Finally, and just like that explorer did when he reached Cove inlet on the west coast of the island of Georgia, Antonio de la Rosa will have to face and overcome a complicated section of trekking and glaciers on the island, until the Husvik whaling station. where you will be able to complete the journey.

In the preparatory phase of this challenge, Antonio de la Rosa, aboard his OceanDefender boat, has arrived in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, just as Magallanes and Elcano did 502 years ago.
This expedition left from Seville on August 10 and has been sailing from the Guadalquivir river to Sanlúcar de Barrameda. After these almost 100 km rowing, transforming your boat with a small sail to sail for 10 days, to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

This activity has been part of the actions to commemorate the V centenary of the first circumnavigation of Magallanes and Elcano and as the starting signal for the ANTÁRTICO expedition, ROWING ALONE, which Antonio de la Rosa intends to conclude at the end of the year.
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