A 50-day, 1,130 km journey
Alone, unsupported and on foot are the condition that Yasunaga Ogita insists on.
They are the harshest conditions that anyone could ask for.
It is nothing short of crazy to take on an expedition under such extreme conditions.
The man who has been spellbound by the North Pole has now made it to the South Pole. He was accompanied by a LUMIX GH5 to record his incredible feat, a part of which will be introduced as highlights.
DAY 1 of the challenge: Here I come, 1,130 km!
The first day is cloudless and Ogita, looking slightly nervous, heads for Hercules Inlet. The Cessna that brought him here flies away. Left alone in the vast emptiness, he shouts to himself to raise his spirits.
DAY 25 of the challenge: A massive crevasse that blocks the way
A massive crevasse appears in the vast emptiness of the snowfield, forcing Ogita to accept fate as he plods along one step at a time, dragging his sled. He reaches an altitude of 2,600 m, and the going gets tougher.
DAY 45 of the challenge: Arriving at the shining South Pole
He greets the New Year in the drifting snow. In a land that lay barren for as far as the eye could see, he finally catches sight of the South Pole. See the look on the face of the man who is tired, but feeling exhilarated upon finally reaching his destination.