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Old 07-21-2007, 07:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thursday 19 July 2007
A British woman has announced she is planning to be the first woman to attempt to ski solo and unsupported to the North Pole.

Hannah McKeand at the South Pole
Hannah McKeand plans to attempt the record-breaking feat next February, if weather conditions allow, and it should take her around 60 days. The route she has chosen is one that has been used before but it took Pen Hadow three attempts before he was successful in 2003.

Last year 34 year-old Ms McKeand became the fastest person to ski solo to The South Pole.

It is a shorter route to the North pole than the South but the conditions and terrain are more difficult.

Ms McKeand hopes her trip will help raise awareness about the environment and climate change. She is currently seeking sponsorship.
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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IF that is what she wants to do then I guess all I can say is go for it. I figure if she can ski to the south pole she can ski to the north.
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I wish her good luck.
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Me to, I don't think I could do it though honestly. She is a hell of a woman to be straight forward about it. You have to have a great love for skiing to actually go as far as she is.
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sick. does any1 like skiing?
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well, i do
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Why is it in the freestyle forum? Like... a 600 mile kicker or something?
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i think that she will need a lot of speed to make it to the north pole off a 600 foot jump. if i have calculated correctly, she will need to be traveling at least 183 mph to reach the pole. and thats at a 27 degree launch angle
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Oh. I thought it was more like 27.87 degree angle
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what you dont make sense
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