Windsled is a zero emissions mobile plattform, an specially designed sled inspired in the inuit sled, moved by giant kites, and able to transport up to 6 passengers and up to 2000 kg of cargo.
A radically new concept created first time in 2000 by Spanish team, and developed through 8 succesfull traverses, and more than 20000km covered, 6 in Greenland, and 2 in Antarctica, In 2005-6. A 4000km traverse Novo-SPI-Vostok-Progress station., And in 2011-12, a 3500 km traverse Novo-SP-Patriot Hills.
Proposed Antarctica Windsled Circunnavigation 2018-19, (AWC-18-19). Expedition want to prove the capability of this plattform for developing scientific research in the high Antarctic plateau in a complementary way to existing plattforms but totally clean, cheap, safe and logistically very simple.
See full Project in enclosed document: AWC-18-19 CRYOLIST.
In resume the Project will be composed of 2 diferent traverses,
A- A light and eficient 7500 km traverse around east antárctica, Novo-SP-Dome C-Dome A-Dome Fuji-Novo. Where only light and simple projects of data gathering can fit.
B- A heavier traverse from South Pole to Vostok and Concordia where 1 or 2 scientist can join the sled and have heavier equipment up to 200 kg.
Aplicants can send a proposal with a máximum 2 page resume of aplicant CV, institutions involved as well as the Project proposed before May 30th 2017.
Acceptance of projects will take place before July 30, 2017.