ICE used its Sprint trike as the basis for the extreme build, including standard components like its ergonomic mesh seat and indirect steering system
Maria Leijerstam with her White ICE Cycle
ICE upgraded the design from a US$3,000 stock trike to a ~$33,000 extreme polar-cycle
Maria's route took her approximately 400 miles (644 km) long, stretching from the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf, up over Leverett Glacier, and onward to the South Pole
Shortly before Christmas, we heard about 35 year-old British adventurer Maria Leijerstam's planned attempt to ride to the South Pole on a recumbent fat-tired tricycle. On December 27th at 1am GMT, she achieved that goal, becoming the first person to ever successfully cycle from the edge of the Antarctic continent to the Pole.
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