The Moon Regan Transantarctic Expedition team have completed the first there-and-back vehicle crossing of the Antarctic continent, led by Andrew Regan and Andrew Moon.
The 10-man team left Union Glacier on 25 November and arrived, via the Geographic South Pole, on the Ross Ice Shelf on 9 December. They then retraced their tracks and completed the return journey on 17 December. In all they covered nearly 4,000 km and travelled for 20 days, 12 hours and 30 minutes.
As the team celebrated the completion of their Expedition, they paid tribute to two partnerships which made the Expedition possible: ‘Our main sponsor, Professor Winston Wong, has believed in our abilities and shared our objectives from the first – we owe him a huge debt of gratitude. A large number of people at Imperial College London have given our Expedition significant support and overwhelming enthusiasm. Our particular thanks go to the Rector, Sir Keith O’Nions, and to Professor Chris Toumazou, who led our science programme. We share this achievement with all our sponsors, family and friends’.
Last updated at 23:12 on Friday 30th January
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The Moon Regan Expedition team are committed to using their time in Antarctica to facilitate the work of Imperial College London, who are leading the world’s thinking on bio-inspired technology.
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