Across Antarctica on wheels 100 years after great granddad failed on foot (VIDEO)
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ANTARCTICA, April 21 — British tech entrepreneur Patrick Bergel has become the first man to drive a car across the Antarctic, completing the feat 100 years after great-grandfather Ernest Shackleton failed to cross the icy continent on foot.
Bergel encountered minus 28-degrees Celsius (minus 18F) temperatures during his 30-day trip across the 5,800km stretch in a five-door car fitted with extra large wheels and special snow tyres.
The 46-year-old's modified 2.2-litre diesel car was engraved with the names of the crew members who accompanied his great grandfather on his failed bid to cross the Antarctic in 1916-1917. — Reuters