MONCLER IN ANTARTICA 2015

MICHELE PONTRANDOLFO’S LONE EXPEDITION TO THE SOUTH POLE

Following K2 – 60 Years Later, the expedition which took Moncler back to the summit of K2 in 2014 60
years on, the link between Moncler and adventure is being heightened by its partnership with
Michele Pontrandolfo in the world’s first lone exploration of the South Pole. He will be setting off in
November 2015 and is set to arrive in January 2016.

 

Moncler has created all Pontrandolfo’s technical equipment for this exceptional project: garments of the
utmost technical performance purposely designed to tackle the harshest weather conditions and inspired by Moncler Grenoble Fall-Winter 2015/16 Collection.

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ANTARCTIC SOLO EXPEDITION

EXPEDITION GOAL

First Italian attempt of Antarctica Solo Expedition without external support.
The Antarctic crossing will be made with a snow kite.

 

EXPEDITION ITINERARY

  • Departure from Novolazarevskaya, Russia’s Scientific Base 70° 46′ 37″ S, 11° 49′ 26″ E
  • Arrival at the Southern Pole of Inacessibility
  • Arrival at South Pole 82° 6′ 0″ S, 54° 58′ 0″ E
  • Arrival at Hercules Inlet
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ANTARCTICA 2015 ITINERARY MAP ENG copia

South pole

90°00 S

  • 4000 people

14 million km2

  • ice only

Landscape

  • Ice, wind, no flora and fauna

Katabatic wind

  • main danger during polar expedition
  • wind of inexhaustible power, mix of cold andwarm air. An ice wall needs tobe built daily around the tent. Average speed of over 200 km/h

Eco-friendly expedition

  • during the exploration, nothing mechanical or polluting to the environment is used. once consumed the food the packaging is stored in the sledge and brought back

ANTARTIC SOLO EXPEDITION

DATA BOX

  • EXPEDITION LENGTH: 3.800-4.000 KILOMETERS
  • WALKED EVERY DAY: EITHER NONE OR 50 km to 150 km
  • SURVIVAL BAGGAGE TO CARRY DAILY FOOD, MEDICINE, EQUIPMENT: 180 KILOGRAMS
  • AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: -30 -40 DEGREES

THE TYPICAL DIET

  • 5580 Kcal for a day
  • All food is dehydrated and heated with petrol in a pan with water from the melting ice
  • 53% Carbohydrates
  • 34,7% Fat
  • 12.3% Protein
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