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He’s rowed 5498km unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean, twice! In 2012 he raced unsupported to the South Pole. Now, in 2014, Peter Van Kets will circumnavigate the Southern Hemisphere along the Tropic of Capricorn without the use of motors. This 36 749km journey is a herculean undertaking. The epic nature of this expedition will ensure [...]
Cold Sweat – starts in South Africa.
Just watched (for the first time) footage of the race Braam Malherbe and I did to the South Pole to commemorate Scott and Amundsens race 100 years ago. Great memories. This is part 1 of a five part series. The first three of the series is about the whole race and all the competitors and [...]
Having just completed this incredible race/journey to the South Pole and with many requests coming through for motivational talks, I have put together my new presentation entitled “Cold Sweat – Impossible in Nothing”. Braam and I had such an incredible experience in the toughest endurance race I have ever participated in. Much tougher than both [...]
Braam and I have just returned from our …… how should I say ….. EPIC Race to the Pole. It was an expedition that had a life of it’s own and was something that I personally had not quite expected. It was a great success and now we have become the first South Africans to [...]
Latest News and Updates from the Pole
Boys are better. woke up feeling worst ever but had a good day of skiing despite hectic uphills that slowed them down a lot. horrible sores on Pete’s face but all good. Very interesting news – the have been communicating with team Centrepoint (Brit Green team) and one of the guys (Andy?) has got a [...]
Peter and Braam in a world first by over-striking commemorative coins at the South Pole
The South African Mint is in the business of conserving and commemorating History. Through the ages coins were used to portray the spirit of the times of countries and leaders.
Tignes le Lac – French Alps 3200m – South Pole Training
I am sitting here at the foot of the Grande Motte glacier warm and energised after a great day of trekking with ski's....
Iceland Training - Extreme World Races
Peter van Kets, adventurer and motivational speaker headed off to Iceland and the Langjokull Glacier to train for his upcoming race to the South Pole with team mate Braam Malherbe. The race is organised by Extreme World Races.