Excessive climber and BMW Outside Ambassador Stefan Glowacz has accomplished his longest journey up to now. The expedition “Coast to Coast” was devoted to sustainable mobility and took three months to finish, on ice, tough seas and steep rocks.
Glowacz (53) joined forces with younger climbing expertise Philipp Hans and photographer Thomas Ulrich to cross the everlasting ice of the island of Greenland travelling by kite sled. The journey to and from Greenland was additionally emissions-free: Glowacz crossed the Atlantic on a crusing boat, and for the primary and the ultimate stage between Munich and the Scottish port of Mallaig the trio travelled in two purely electrically powered BMW i3.
The journey started in Munich, earlier than crossing the Atlantic and the three,000 meters excessive ice plateau of Greenland. There have been, in fact, stops to cost the i3 automobiles which have been additionally used to carry the adventurers and their gear freed from native emissions through Holland and Belgium to Scotland, the place the 14.5-meter metal yacht “Santa Maria” was prepared and ready.
Within the Greenland, the adventurers’ schedule was repeatedly disrupted by temperatures as little as minus 40 levels in addition to days with out wind that prevented them from utilizing the kite to drag the sled.
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“The purpose of this expedition is to encourage folks to assume and observe swimsuit, in addition to creating a fair better consciousness of the difficulty of sustainability”, says Glowacz. “So the outward and homeward journey within the BMW i3 was the icing on the cake to make sure an ideal sustainability expedition.”
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