Hyderabad: Sunil Kumar, a city-based chartered accountant, gave up his comfortable job in a reputed e-commerce firm, and is all set to travel to Antarctica’s south pole in January 2018. He has been selected for an expedition from across the world by Robert Swan, the first person to have travelled both north and south pole. 9 other members have also been selected for the expedition. Sunil will be representing India in the expedition.
He had earlier travelled to Antarctica in 2015. But, this will be the first time that he will be travelling further ahead to south-pole.
Explaining the expedition Sunil told that the challenge is to walk to South Pole 100 kilometers for 10 days carrying Indian flag battling -40 to -50 degree temperatures, 200 miles/hr wind speed using only clean energy. They will cook our food using solar technology from NASA, move their body using wind power and communicate using biofuels.
NASA, Zero Mass water ,Siemens , ABC power, Goal Zero and Shell are the technology partners for this historic happening.
The main motto of the expedition is “If clean energy works in the World’s harshest part i.e Antarctica , it will work anywhere.”