Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Snow Kiting

What do you do for sport if you're stationed on Antarctica? Snow kiting, of course:

Although we have an abundance of snow round here, one thing which we lack is mountains or even small hills. Not to be deterred, snowboarding types have been bringing their boards down here for years to try out skijuring. Skijuring is basically a cross between water-skiing and snowboarding, using a skidoo instead of a powerboat. You get on your snowboard, hold on to a rope that's tied to the skidoo and get pulled around at high speed!

This looks like a lot of fun to me! It's got speed, skill, and an exotic environment — the only thing missing is the wildlife...

Go read all about it, and check out the rest of the pictures, at 75 Degrees South.

As usual, click on the photo for a larger view.

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