Alexandra Lux, 28 years old – Lifesaving world champion in 2010. Paddler on the 2009 Cap Odyseée adventure. A true fighter…!
Objective: push back her own limits to rally as much people as possible around the drinking water issues and its protection, especially towards those who miss it on a daily basis.
Itziar Abascal, 24 years old – Lifesaving European champion in 2011. Always ready…!
Objective: raise awareness among the Spanish youngsters to limit waste and protect water.
Stéphanie Geyer Barneix, 39 years old – Lifesaving world champion and paddleboard world champion (Molokaï). Paddler on the 2009 Cap Odyssée adventure. Strong but settled….!
Objective: raise awareness to protect water, which represents an amazing playing field.
a part of the world where extreme conditions can change and deteriorate very quickly, with notably some very strong currents to negotiate, freezing cold temperature and strong winds
On the second day of this brand new 2015 year, our three paddlers have taken to the southern oceans, starting their expedition from the Picos Azules glacier in the Garibaldi fjord, Cap Horn bound.
Rallying Cap Horn to Antarctica is an immensely humbling challenge, in a part of the world where extreme conditions can change and deteriorate very quickly, with notably some very strong currents to negotiate, freezing cold temperature and some strong winds. Yet, it seems nothing can stop this team nicknamed “givrées” after this French
word that not only means crazy but also frozen! The girls have been relaying each other for hours, facing chilling sea and air temperatures of around 3 to 4°C. They have been fighting against some nasty seas including some steep short waves of up to 1m at times.
Despite the difficulties, they could not be stopped and were lucky enough
to be escorted by a school of dolphins, some whales and even a sea lion
Despite the difficulties, they could not be stopped and were lucky enough to be escorted by a school of dolphins, some whales and even a sea lion.
Their will to finish and all the hard work invested finally brought our three extreme paddlers to the finish line in Puerto Toro, the southern-most town in the world on Saturday January, 10th, 2015 at 8:10 PM (local hour)!
Stéphanie, Alexandra and Itziar finished all together on the same board and have achieved the unique feat of rounding Cap Horn. Massive congratulations to these mermaids who truly pushed their limit to complete this great challenge in the name of water protection.