Go Higher for Yasunaga Ogita
A sole trek without any replenishment is the toughest way to aim for the South Pole. Running out of food on the way can mean death. You need to carefully decipher in advance what’s essential - and what’s not. An expedition like this cannot be properly conveyed if it isn’t documented. I used to travel with a still camera and a video camera; their batteries alone were heavy, added weight. Now I can capture both incredibly beautiful high-resolution photographs and video with this one camera. With the space that’s opened up, I’ve been able to increase my food supply.
He started going on solo trek expeditions from 2001 and visits various destinations in the Arctic region every year.Ogita has succeeded in both his solo trek challenges to reach the North Pole without access to additional supplies. He is planning a similar solo trek to the South Pole in 2017.
On 5 January, 2018, Yasunaga Ogita reached South Pole on unassisted solo trek without receiving any backup supplies. He walked 1,126km all by himself for 50 days, with LUMIX GH5. He became the first Japanese who accomplished this extreme mission. The whole story of his incredible journey was recorded by himself with his LUMIX GH5 and is available on his website.
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