In February 2016, adventurers Ray Zahab (CAN), Jen Segger (CAN) and Stefano Gregoretti (Italy) will set out o a unique and challenging expedition that will span 100 degrees celsius on the thermometer! Traditionally ultra runners, the team will journey form -50°C (-58F) to +50°C (120F) over 1,500km, on mountain bikes and foot.
For the first leg, the team will travel unsupported, using a combination of fat tire mountain bike and foot to cross the Arctic Ocean from Qikiqtarjuaq (Island) to Baffin, then cross Baffin Island and head towards the community of Pangnirtung, again travelling on frozen waters of the Arctic. Temperatures could reach -50°C (-58F) and will test the team's limit in this extreme Arctic environment, moving with little rest and self reliant.
Once this northern leg is completed, the team will immediately head to South America to traverse the Atacama Desert- the driest place on Earth. The team will use mountain bikes, retracing Ray's original 1,200km running route, north to south. Temperatures in the desert could reach +50°C, and the suns rays are relentless in the Atacama . Thousands of students, will follow along live through our satellite based system and experience some of the coldest and hottest places on Earth, in a span of just weeks, we hope you join us too!
The Arctic2Atacama is in support of impossible2Possible (i2P).