Gallery: Solar Panels & Heated Socks Aid First Adaptive Athlete To Ski ...

Grant Korgan, Image ©High Fives Foundation
The PUSH to the South Pole Grant Korgan, John Davis, Doug Stoup, Tal Fletcher Camera Men / Production Team: Tom Day, Keoki Flagg, Steven SIg, Petter Nyquist Image courtesy of High Fives Foundation

As you read this, a team of adventurers is cross-country skiing their way to the bottom of the world. But this is no ordinary Antarctic expedition – this is the first attempt made by an adaptive athlete to reach the South Pole on a sit ski. Marking the 100-year anniversary when Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition reached the earth’s most remote spot, The Push: South Pole Adventure team is making history. The team is led by Grant Korgan, who injured his spinal cord, has no control of his legs from the knees down and has poor circulation in his feet. To keep his feet warm in the sub-zero temperatures, he’s relying on a Goal Zero portable solar photovoltaic system and some Therm-ic high-tech heated socks, without which he would never be able to reach his goal.

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1 Comment

  1. David from Solar Power ... October 17, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Solar panel technology converts solar radiation from sunlight into electrical power.

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