Fastest solo, unsupported and unassisted journey to the South Pole (female)
Johanna Davidsson
38, 23, 5 day(s):hour(s):minute(s)

Johanna Davidsson (Sweden) skied her way to the geographic South Pole from the Hercules Inlet at the edge of the Antarctic continent in 38 days 23 hours 5 minutes between 15 November and 24 December 2016, without using kites and without resupplies and covering a straight-line distance of 1,130 km (702 miles).

Johanna kited back to Hercules Inlet in 12 days. At the end of her journey, she had covered a total of 2,270 km. The pole is situated at an altitude of 2,834 m (9,301 ft), which means that the entire journey is uphill, and the atmospheric pressure in this part of the world makes it feel more like 3,500 m (11,000 ft).