Axarquia adventurer completes Arctic challenge

Christine Zenino

TORROX-BORN adventurer Manuel Calvo, who travelled to the Arctic for an eight-day trip to promote the figure of the sled dog, has successfully completed the journey.
Mr Calvo travelled 300 kilometres on ice, at temperatures that reached down to minus 32 degrees, with a dog sled pulled by 16 animals as the only means of transport. He had help from an Inuit Eskimo called Paulus, who accompanied him during the eight-day trip.
The expedition’s main goal was promoting the figure of the sled dog and its link with humankind.
“We ended our trip at around 700 kilometres off the geographical North Pole, but it was worth it regardless,” one of the organisers told Spanish daily SUR upon his arrival. “We have brought more than 4,000 photographs with us, which we are hoping can be used by the council for an exhibition.”
“Eskimo people are friendly, attentive, kind and always willing to help,” commented Mr Calvo. “The cold is extreme, and the thermal sensation was of approximately minus 50 degrees.”
The adventurer said that they were already thinking of a new challenge, as the National Geographic had shown a great deal of interest in their story.

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