WE TRAVEL THE SOUTH POLE TRAVERSE

SPECIAL-PURPOSE VEHICLE CONSTRUCTION

The Antarctic is the world’s most inhospitable continent. Apart from penguins and a few other survival specialists in the ice, the only inhabitants here are scientists in research stations. Supplying them with goods is a major challenge. The US Antarctic program uses special sleds for this purpose, which are fitted with sheets made of Polystone® D by Röchling. They transport the supplies from the harbor all the way to the stations, across 1,600 kilometers of snow and ice on the challenging South Pole Traverse.

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