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First Antarctica expedition team from Taiwan safely come back home

Updated: 2019-01-09 17:35
Members of the Antarctica expedition team attend a press conference held in Taipei on Jan 8, 2019. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

TAIPEI – The first Antarctica expedition team from China's Taiwan came back home safe and sound on Tuesday. 

The expedition was led by Albert Liu, founder of Gamania, alongside Tommy Chen, Taiwan's ultra-marathon runner, and celebrity Chris Wang, as well as Sherry Lin and Gary Wu, two 20-year-old members of the Big Dream Youth.

Albert Liu, CEO and founder of Gamania and Gamania Cheer Up Foundation, reacts during a press conference held in Taipei on Jan 8, 2019. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The team departed on Nov 13, but the original 660-kilometer-long off-road skiing schedule was interrupted by several severe storms. In consideration of their limited foods and supplies, they embarked on a more difficult challenge, the "Antarctic Plateau Route," that spans at elevations of up to 2,545 meters. It was equivalent to marching at the altitude of 4,000 meters under the effects of thin air, wild wind, and extremely low temperature; yet, the team successfully made it to the South Pole right before Christmas.

The China Post

 

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