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South Pole Expedition

Eirliani and Ruta who are based in Delhi will be setting off for the South Pole in December 2018 by way of Reedy Glacier on the Ross Ice Shelf which has not been done before. Over two months, they will be dragging a 100kg (220 lbs) sled each in polar conditions (-30 deg C) over 1100km (683 miles). If successful, both explorers will be the first women to trek to the South Pole from their countries.

EXPLORERS

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Eirliani A Rahman

co-founder of YAKIN

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Rūta Šidlauskaitė

An Adventure Lover, Indologist from Lithuania.

OUR TRAINING PROGRAMME

The benefits of a systematic and escalating training regime affects the performance of the team. We will have to escalate our training at least three months prior to departure with one of the most effective training in ʻ‘tyre draggingʼ’. It looks a bit strange, but it works. With 3 old tyres tied with four metres of rope and a carabiner, sled harness with padded shoulder straps and a waist belt. The ski poles assists with momentum, power and balance and ought to help develop our technique. We will have to accustom a stride of our fitting. Whilst planting the pole next to each of our foot and use it to push forward into the next stride.

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SPONSORS

SPONSORS

We are looking for partners who could help us with the following:

i) Providing clothing and gear suitable for polar conditions;
ii) Funding for mini-expeditions (1 month each) to train under polar conditions;
iii) Funding for the actual expedition to the South Pole in December 2018: US$70,000 per head; and
iv) Communications – equipment and funding to enable us to send updates with our followers on social media. Eirliani has been named by Twitter as one of 21 influencers for Singapore.

Depending on the level of contributions, we would be happy to wear clothing and use gear emblazoned with your organisation’s logo, cross promote your brand/organisation on our social media accounts, and raise a banner with your company’s logo at the South Pole.

The Destination

Situated on the continent of Antarctica, The South Pole, also known as the Geographic South Pole or Terrestrial South Pole, is one of the two points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects its surface.

It is the southernmost point on the surface of the Earth and lies on the opposite side of the Earth from the North Pole.

MEDIA MENTIONS

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Expedition Days

540

Hours in Training

30

Celsius Below Zero

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YAKIN SOUTHPOLE EXPEDITION 2018

Eirliani and Ruta who are based in Delhi will be setting off for the South Pole in December 2018 by way of Reedy Glacier on the Ross Ice Shelf which has not been done before. Over these 60 days, they will be dragging a 60kg sled each over two months in polar conditions (-30 deg C)over 1,100km. If successful, both explorers will be the first women to trek to the South Pole from their countries.