Ogita depart from Japan to Antarctica Nov 10th,

The Expedition will start soon!

 A New Challenge....

For the First Time to the South Pole

 

With 18 years of adventures to the Arctic, now the goal is set to a new destination, the South Pole.

Bringing back the lessons learned and knowledge gained from the expedition, Yasu Ogita aims to discover values which can benefit society as a whole.

He has brought his own experiences from the North Pole to children in Japan through the 100 Miles Adventure Project giving them joy and a wider perspective of the world around them.

For Yasu Ogita the challenge of the South Pole is an opportunity to step out into another field and see a new world.

“How can I travel 1,130 km in a harsh solo expedition while dealing with the extreme physical exhaustion? How can I improve upon existing tools? What will be the best way to record and convey the beauty of Antarctica?” With the help and knowledge of many people Yasu Ogita will attempt to reach the South Pole.

Any challenge starts with an extremely personal desire. But the individual challenge itself eventually meets with someone and connects with society. Without the challenges of individual people, society cannot develop, and without society, individual challenges cannot be realized.

 

 

South Pole Expedition Summary

 

- Schedule 

Approx. 60 days from mid-Nov, 2017 to mid-Jan, 2018 (planned departure from Japan Nov 10)

 

- Route

Hercules Inlet to South Pole (1,130 km)

 

- Means

During the course of the expedition Yasu Ogita will not rely on supplies from any external source, nor will he use any means of motorized power to assist him on his journey. He will be entirely self-sufficient and attempt to complete the expedition using only his own efforts.

 

- Aim

 

To be the first unaided Japanese explorer to reach the South Pole. To bring home the lessons learned and knowledge gained from the expedition to a wider audience and help foster inspiration about the challenge.

 

 

2017

Nov 10 : Departure from Japan → Punta Arenas(Chile)

Nov 15 : Punta Arenas → Union Gracier Camp(Antarctic Base)

Nov 18 : Union Gracier → Hercules Inlet(Start Point)

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                ↓ Solo to the South

2018        ↓

 

Jan 7  : South Pole

Ogita's Profile

With an outstanding Arctic explorer career already behind him, Yasu Ogita is Japan's only Arctic adventurer and has been drawing attention from the media both at home and abroad. Spanning 18 years from 2000 to 2017, he has been to the Arctic 15 times with more than 9,000 km covered throughout the Arctic region. He has been on solo expeditions mainly in the Canadian Arctic Circle, Greenland, and the Arctic Ocean. 

 1977  born in Kanagawa Pref. Japan 

2000  Resolute Bay - North Magnetic Pole 700km on foot

2001  Polar training in Resolute Bay

2002  Resolute Bay - Grise Fiord 500km solo trek

2003  Cambridge Bay (Victoria Is. Arctic Canada) solo trek

2004  Greenland Icecap traverse 2000km Siorapaluk - Ammasallik

2006  Cambridge Bay trekking

2007  Resolute Bay - Cambridge Bay 1000km solo trek

2008  Tundra summer trek in Canadian Arctic

2010  Resolute - North Magnetic Pole solo 700km trek

2011  Resolute - Gjoa Haven - Baker Lake 1600km trek

2012  North Pole solo unsupported 1st attempt

2014  North Pole solo unsupported 2nd attempt

2016 Grise Fiord - Siorapaluk 1000km solo trek

2017 Cambridge Bay training for Antarctic Expedition

北極冒険家 荻田 泰永

カナダ北極圏やグリーンランド、北極海を中心に主に単独徒歩による冒険行を実施。2000年より2017年までの18年間に15回の北極行を経験し、北極圏各地を9000km以上移動してきた。世界有数の北極冒険キャリアを持ち、国内外のメディアからも注目される。

日本唯一の「北極冒険家」

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