The team has done a pioneering work. (Web picture)
The Drake Channel, which separates South America from Antarctica, is famous for its rough seas. A team of 6 people from 4 different countries, using a rowboat by hand earlier, set off from the southernmost tip of South America. After nearly 13 days, it arrived in Antarctica on Wednesday (25th). It was the first group to cross the country in this way. Strait people.
Three of the rowing team are from the United States, and the other three are from Iceland, South Africa and the United Kingdom. They set off from Cape Horn, the southern tip of the Tierra del Fuego, Chile on the 13th this month. 6 people divided into 2 teams, take turns rowing for 90 minutes, interchange rest, 24 hours forward without interruption. Since their dinghy is only 9 meters long, it is quite difficult to keep it from capsized for a long time under extreme waves.
The boat encountered rough seas on the way. (Web picture)
Colin O'Brady, a 34-year-old rower from Wyoming, said that from time to time, waves of about 10 meters hit his face and it was very cold. He described the process of crossing the sea as horrible, saying that even when resting, he must always be alert, so he was a little confused because of lack of sleep. In addition, they must be careful to avoid icebergs and whales, so as not to crash the boat.
Obredi (left) described the process as horrifying. (Web picture)
After 12 hours, 1 hour and 45 minutes, the rowing team completed a 1,213-kilometer journey and arrived at Charles Point, the Antarctic promontory last Wednesday. The Discovery Channel of the United States filmed this initiative by the rowing team and broadcast it this week. Wayne Ranney, an Arizona geologist who used engine-driven boats to cross the Drake Channel more than 50 times, described the pioneering work of the rowing team as definitely worthy of loading into Antarctica history.