|The 170 centimeters long by 63 centimeters wide (67 by 25 inches) Pulka, with a load volume under the cover of 600 liters (158 gallons), is a less strenuous means to transport the equipment essential for survival over the 560-kilometer (348-mile) ski tour from Longyearbyen to Verlegenhuken at the northernmost point on Spitsbergen and back. Read the full story here.|
Ticona is supporting Mission Icefox with the objective of demonstrating the superior properties of unidirectional Celstran CFR-TP tapes for the production of extremely lightweight and resilient structural components. This aim has already been reached with the material know-how and sled construction experience of the development partner Acapulka and Stükerjürgen.
|The new Pulkas will be demonstrating their qualities in the Artic from March 27 to probably up to April 22. Folz and Fuchs will cover between 7 and 45 kilometer (4 to 28 miles) per day — depending on the ground and weather conditions. The two adventurers will post their experiences in their polymers-on-ice blog, which includes all the information about Mission Icefox.|
|Eric Folz, who works as an engineer at Ticona, is an enthusiastic long-distance runner and extreme athlete outside of work and is using his annual vacation for the adventure of a lifetime.|
|Extreme athlete, Mike Fuchs, is a full-time photographer. He has experience from several tours in the far north.|
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