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  Explorers use kite power on Antarctic trek
Updated 16 December 2002, 18.16
The kite-powered buggy
Two British explorers are crossing one of the harshest environments on earth - using kite power!

The pair are hoping for plenty of wind!
The pair are hoping for plenty of wind!
Brian Cunningham and Jamie Young will cross the Antarctic on buggies powered by kites and reckon they'll reach the South Pole in just 10 days.

It would take more than two months to do the 650-mile trek on skis.

The pair are hoping for a very windy trip to push them over the ice and snow at about 80 km an hour.

Record-breaker


They might even break a record while they're at it.

Their special buggies which carry five kites each were designed by a Formula One racing engineer.

They are worried about how well they'll be able to see travelling that fast in thick snow.

Brian once yachted to Iceland and back.

Jamie has taken part in a trans-Atlantic single-handed yacht race and paddled around Cape Horn.

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