Chinese female explorer embarks on Pole of Inaccessibility expedition

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-06 11:16:52|Editor: huaxia
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CAPE TOWN, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- Feng Jing, the first Chinese woman to ski to the South Pole, has embarked on another challenging expedition - hiking to the Southern Pole of Inaccessibility (POI), the farthest point from all the coastlines of Antarctica.

The 37-year-old set off from Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday and plans to complete a trek from the Antarctic coast to the Antarctic continent's POI over 1,800 kilometers in 90 days. She has recruited two guides for the expedition.

It is reported that so far, only three successful expeditions without mechanical force have been carried out in the world, and a total of seven men have reached Southern Pole of Inaccessibility by kite skiing.

Feng, who looks quiet and weak by appearance, said: "There is never a shortcut to a polar expedition. The only way is to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Believe in every step, believe in every meter."

"The path is long and obstructed. No matter what difficulties I have to face, I will fight to the last minute with all my might," she added.

As an independent round-the-world traveler and explorer, Feng reached the South Pole on Jan. 8, 2018, after skiing 1,130 km via the Hercules Inlet route, and became the first Chinese woman to achieve the feat. Enditem