No place on Earth is comparable to Antarctica. As one of the harshest environments on the planet, expeditions to Antarctica demonstrate man's urge to push himself beyond the comfort zone and his ability to survive in the worst conditions; all in order to experience the thrill of discovery. Severe temperatures, ferocious, dry winds, blizzards, whiteouts, and weather changes make crossing Antarctica an extreme challenge.
Since 2013 a few brave adventurers have dared to traverse the snow trails with their bikes, challenging nature by cycling to the remotest places.
Now Leandro wants to go even further. He will attempt the first fat-bike crossing of Antarctica. The expedition will take 55 days during the Antarctica summer, in which he will be facing temperatures from -10°C to -40°C.
The starting point of the expedition is the Ross Ice Shelf. He will cycle up the Leverett Glacier, cross the Antarctic Plateau, and after climbing almost 3,000 meters in around 3 weeks, Leandro will reach the South Pole. From the South Pole it will be around 5 weeks downhill until reaching his final destination on the edge of the frozen continent, at Hercules Inlet. In all he will have covered about 1.800 km.