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ANTARCTICA
ICE CHALLENGE

DISCOVER THE ROUTE

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THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE IS HERE

356 miles across the most extreme frozen continent on the planet - the interior of Antarctica. Team Valkyrie is taking on their most extreme challenge yet all to raise awareness for child trafficking.

Image by Matt Palmer
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VEHICLE SPECS

Crevasse bar TIG welded / T45 

Roll cage TIG welded / T45 

Rear track suspension mount frame TIG welded / T45

Track bearing system running Dupont Krytox

Lifting equipped with compressor and bag jack

4 Ton bag jack to lift vehicle in soft snow

Tracking - GPS System

Engine frame laser cut, mandrel formed TIG

Solar panel twin 78W flex tough

Carbo positive zero impact vehicle

Image by James Eades

MISSION FACTS

356 miles in the interior of Antarctica

Fully unsupported journey

Team overnight on ice in tents

Arriving in Union Glacier on the Blue Ice Runway

Traveling 178 miles toward the South Pole

Returning to Union Glacier for a total of 356 miles

Carbon positive zero impact vehicle

Temp as low as -40 deg F/C

Winds can reach 200mph

Attempting a land speed record on the Blue Ice Runway

Image by Torsten Dederichs

THE TEAM

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RENEE BRINKERHOFF

Driver / Founder

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JASON DE CARTERET

Polar Explorer / Expedition Leader

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CHRISTINA BRINKERHOFF

Operations / Media

 
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KIERON BRADLEY

Extreme Engineer

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SIMON REDHEAD

Ice Mechanic

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NEIL CAREY

Film