Longest solo unsupported polar ski expedition (female)
Who
Anja Blacha
What
1,381 kilometre(s)
Where
Antarctica ()
When

At 2.50 p.m. local time on 9 January 2020, Anja Blacha (Germany) completed the longest solo and unsupported full ski expedition from north Berkner Island (part of Antarctica's Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf) to the South Pole. The 1,381-km (858-mi) journey, which went via the Dufek Massif, took 57 days 18 hours 50 minutes to complete. Blacha was aged 29 at the end of her journey.


Blacha faced winds of 100 km/h (62 mph), temperatures of -35°C (-31°F) and periods of total whiteout.

The expedition/campaign tagline was "Not bad for a girl - almost impossible for anyone else" as Blacha wanted to spotlight prejudice and motivate more women into the field of adventure.