UAE-based adventurer breaks snow-kiting world record
A UAE based adventurer has broken his second world record after completing the longest unsupported snow-kiting expedition across Greenland.
Adrian Hayes, who also holds the Guinness World Record for reaching the North and South poles as well as the summit of Mount Everest in the shortest amount of time, took 67 days to walk 4262kms from the northern tip of Greenland to the north-west along with teammates Devon McDiarmid and Derek Crowe.
It was the first time the route had ever been completed.
The former British army Gurkha officer said: “Our expedition the length of Greenland was one of the most strategically challenging and difficult I have accomplished and, whilst I don’t do this for records sake, I’m delighted it has been recognised by Guinness, a nice recognition for a great team effort.”
Hayes, who used kites and skis to complete the distance, hoped his trip would raise awareness surrounding global warming. He said: “Part of the motivation behind the expedition was not to break records, but to draw the world's attention to the issue of economic, social and environmental sustainability."