KUALA LUMPUR – National explorer, Muhammad Muqharabbin Mokhtarrudin or Qobin is almost half way on his skiing mission to point 90 degrees towards the South Pole.
Malaysian Seven Contingents Exploration Club (KE7B) Media and Publicity director Hazran Mohamed said for today, which is the fourth day of the expedition, Qobin iwas scheduled to cover 20 kilometres, hence bringing to about 61.5 km of the distance, out of the total 111 km, he had covered.
In a statement today, he said the progress of the expedition was conveyed by the 36-year-old explorer himself through a satellite phone call to the secretariat of the National Project-Malaysia Explorers Grand Slam 2017 in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon.
“On the first day, Qobinc ompleted 6.5km, on the second day 15 km and on the third day (yesterday), Qobin skied for 22km,” said Hazran, adding that the explorer was in good health and eager to complete his mission.
He said the good weather with no snow storms or strong winds allowed Qobin to ski a considerable distance yesterday and today.
Qobin, who is also known as the country’s extreme sports icon, is expected to complete his 111km skiing expedition on Dec 27 or Dec 28 depending on weather conditions.
The daytime temperature in the South Pole during the summer at this time is -26 degrees Celsius. – BERNAMA