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World Record broken for swimming

Two World Records breakers at Antarctica’s first ever luxury camp

The specialist travel company, White Desert supported two successful World record attempts in their second season of operations. The first broke the record for the most southerly swim – a grueling 1km through one-degree C water. The second was the first ever solo hot air balloon flight in Antarctica. Both attempts took place in one of the most remote locations on earth - at White Desert’s newly established luxury camp. In February, South African, Ram Barkai was a client at the White Desert camp and looking to break his own World record. Moments before jumping into the water, Dr.Urdaya stated that he didn’t think the attempt was “humanly possible.”

Ram Barkai describes what it was like,
"I jumped in and it felt wonderful, like jumping into a slush puppy without the straw. The cold wrapped me like a heavy blanket, slowing me down. I had to try to focus on the 1km swim. Once your skin is completely numb you feel no pain.(...) I made it to the shore and Patrick dragged me out of the water. I couldn’t feel my feet and my skin was burning. The next twentyminutes were critical. Core body temperature continues to drop and by this time, my body had stopped generating heat.”
When we asked Eric Burhans about his record-breaking balloon attempt, he said,
“A dream to set foot on every continent was fulfilled with an expedition organized by White Desert. I launched the balloon and had to focus entirely as there was potential danger all around. Crevasses, cliffs and the immense Antarctic landscape made piloting difficult and landing even more so. The White Desert guides followed my every movement on the ground and helped me achieve the 1st solo free flight of a balloon in Antarctica. All this was done amidst an atmosphere of complete luxury and expertise provided by the premiere Antarctic travel company.”

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