E.ON at the South Pole
Although several Hungarian scholars have been to different scientific stations in Antarctica to do research, only two climbers from Hungary, Krisztina Bátori Kovalcsikné and Zoltan Ács have been able to reach the South Pole. However, they started their journey at the 89th latitude, which meant covering only the last latitude, about 111 km on skis. Gábor Rakonczay is the first Hungarian to make it to the Pole from the coast of the continent, which is approximately 980 km away.
Originally, Gábor Rakonczay planned to reach the southernmost point of the Earth on January 5th, but due to various difficulties, he was only able to make it to the South Pole only two days later, today, on January 7th, in the afternoon. The Hungarian extreme sportsman completed the 917-kilometer distance in 44 days and 4 hours (this number is calculated by adding up the location points; the real distance traveled is about 950 kilometers), pulling a 94-kg sled.