The Icelandic company Arctic Trucks has made it to the pages of Guinness World Records as the speed record set by its drivers in Antarctica in December 2010 was finally confirmed yesterday.
Hlynur Bjarki Sigurdsson, expedition driver and mechanic of Arctic Trucks International at the Ceremonial South Pole. Copyright: Arctic Trucks.
They drove 2,308 kilometers from Novo to the South Pole in only 108 hours across rough terrain at extremely low temperatures. Long distances had to be covered without the chance to refuel, Fréttabladid reports.
“It is great news and naturally first and foremost a major recognition of the work that we’ve done,” commented Hlynur Bjarki Sigurdsson of Arctic Trucks yesterday when the world record was confirmed.
The world record setting Arctic Trucks AT44 Expedition vehicles, enroute to the South Pole. Copyright: Arctic Trucks.
Arctic Trucks have been involved in all sorts of adventures; its employees have accompanied the crew of British television series Top Gear to the North Pole, and took them to the eruption site on Fimmvörduháls last year, driving on hot lava.
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