Um, probably not. But just as word spread that Chinese tourists were being told to steer clear of the South Pole, we received an email … about a Chinese man who was almost at the South Pole. We’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he doesn’t have access to many Chinese newspapers down there.
From the email sent by our friends at GoKunming.com:
Kunming resident and outdoor adventurer Jin Feibao is part of an international team en route to the South Pole. Jin has summited Mount Everest with his brother Jin Feibiao and is planning on summiting the highest mountains on all seven continents. He calls Kunming daily and makes reports to his brother from his tent which are translated into English and sent to us. He’s now less than 40 km from the South Pole.
Jin and his team arrived at the South Pole on January 19. Here are a few links to posts about his journey:
Kunming man approaching South Pole
“Today my mind has become numb”
Closing in on Scott Station
“It looks like a city of science”