First Bike Expedition to the South Pole
The South Pole Epic was the first successful bike expedition to the South Pole. Daniel Burton, owner of Epic Biking, started on December 2, 2014 at Hercules inlet and biked about 750 miles from the edge of the Antarctic continent to the South Pole.
Daniel was dropped of at Hercules Inlet (S80º 0' W79º 38') by ski plane. Starting on the ice shelf he biked in a south west direction onto Antarctica. The first task was to go west to get around a crevasse field and then climb up into the interior of Antarctica towards Patriot Hills. ALE drags fuel from near Patriot Hills to the Thiel Mountains area where they refuel planes going to the South Pole. Daniel followed these tracks to the Thiel Mountains area. The Route then proceeded south with a little jog to the west to get around some crevasses at S87º 30', and then continued south to the South Pole.