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Team Halts Antarctic Kite Ski

Men traveled a record 3,000 miles

A pair of Belgian explorers ended their unsupported kite-ski trek across Antarctica on Sunday after traveling a record distance of 5,013 kilometers, or roughly 3,000 miles. The last team to leave Antarctica this season, Dixie Dansercoer and Sam Deltour began their trip on November 4, hoping to cover 6,000 kilometers over the course of 100 days. The pair covering about 68 kilometers per day for 74 days in temperatures that averaged -22 degrees farenheit. "The approaching winter weather brings increasingly unstable conditions. At this moment their current location—on flat terrain perfect as landing strip—still guarantees a safe pickup," said Julie Brown, Dansercoer's wife.

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