The 31-Day ‘Cape to Cape Expedition for the Future’ Just Conquered Bouvetoya Island, Which Is Regarded as the Most Remote Place on Earth
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Bouvetoya Island, which lies in the middle of the Southern Ocean, has been visited by less than 100 people since its discovery, and its 780-meter (2,500-foot) ice-capped volcanic peak had never been conquered by any human being. The expedition team had not only successfully climbed this last unknown remote place on earth, but also planted a capsule on top of it, with strong environmental messages collected from hundreds of people worldwide and written to future generations. There is a plan to recover the capsule in 50 years.
An official report, as well as photographs with the Norwegian flag on the peak, had been sent to the king of Norway, who reigns over the island. The expedition, onboard an icebreaking yacht, sailed from “Cape to Cape” – departing Cape Horn on February 8 and reaching Cape of Good Hope on March 9. The expedition consisted of American, Canadian, New Zealand, South African, British and Hungarian citizens. Nine people had successfully reached the peak of the island. The expedition also visited South Georgia, the South Sandwich Islands, the Prince Edward Islands and the Crozet Archipelago, traveling nearly 7,000 nautical miles across the Southern Ocean.
Further information about this unique expedition, about the documentary that has been filmed and the book that is planned to be published, as well as requests for interviews, presentations, photographs or articles, can be sent to Akos Hivekovics, the leader of the expedition (www.wantexpeditions.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).