「歷史性一刻」!南極長征隊啟發新世代 | Historic journey to inspire young generations

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TAIPEI (The China Post) – The first Taiwanese Antarctica expedition team came back home safe and sound on Jan. 8, bringing a happy conclusion to a three-month adventure to conquer the South Pole under extreme conditions that will inspire and encourage young generations to dream big for the years to come. 

台灣首支南極點長征隊今(8)日抵台,3個月的辛苦冒險苦盡甘來,成為台灣史上首支南極點長征隊,期望激勵新世代年輕人勇敢作大夢。

Gamania Antarctica expedition team came back home safely. In the picture is Albert Liu, founder of Gamania and Gamania Cheer Up Foundation. (NOWnews) ▲橘子南極長征隊成功返國,隊長橘子基金會創辦人劉柏園。(圖/記者葉政勳攝 , 2019.01.08)

The historic expedition was led by Albert Liu, the founder of Gamania, alongside Tommy Chen, Taiwan’s ultra-marathon runner, and celebrity Chris Wang, as well as Sherry Lin and Gary Wu, two 20-year-old members of the Big Dream Youth. The team was quite cross-disciplinary and consisted of members of different ages and skills, which was instrumental in their success.  

此次長征隊由創辦人劉柏園領軍,加上超馬好手陳彥博、藝人宥勝、以及林語萱、吳昇儒兩位大夢青年,一起組成跨領域、超越年齡的團隊。

Tommy Chen brought back the thin air from Antarctica. (NOWnews) ▲橘子南極長征隊成功返國,隊員陳彥博在記者會上展示南極的空氣。(圖/記者葉政勳攝 , 2019.01.08)

The team departed on Nov. 13, but the original 660-km-long off-road skiing schedule was interrupted by several severe storms. In consideration of their limited foods and supplies, they embarked on more difficult challenge, the “Antarctic Plateau Route,” that spans at elevations of up to 2,545 meters. It was equivalent to marching at the altitude of 4,000 meters under the effects of thin air, wild wind, and extremely low temperature; yet, the team successfully made it to the South Pole right before Christmas. 

南極長征隊由11月13日出發,原本660公里的越野滑雪路程,受到暴風雪襲擊,在糧食、物資等考量下,改為南極高原挑戰。全隊從海拔2545公尺高海拔出發,在低氧、強風、低溫狀況下,等同於正常4000公尺高山強度下前進,最後在聖誕節前順利抵達南極點。

The Antarctica expedition team came back safely. The team members include Albert Liu, founder of Gamania, alongside Tommy Chen, Taiwan’s ultra-marathon runner, and celebrity Chris Wang, as well as Sherry Lin and Gary Wu, two 20-year-old members of the Big Dream Youth. (NOWnews) ▲橘子南極長征隊成功返國,隊員們包括吳昇儒、陳彥博、宥勝、林語萱、以及隊長劉柏園記者會上重現抵達南極點的意象(圖/記者葉政勳攝 , 2019.01.08)

Tommy Chen brought back the Antarctica air from 18,000 kilometers away to his fans; the foundation yet offered Taiwanese bubble tea and chicken fillet to ease the team members’ cravings and nostalgia. 

陳彥博帶來距離1萬8千公里的南極空氣回來給粉絲,橘子關懷基金會則是獻上台灣家鄉味的珍奶、雞排為他們解饞。

The team members enjoy bubble tea and chicken fillet that they dreamed about in Antarctica. (NOWnews) ▲橘子南極長征隊成功返國,隊員們包括吳昇儒、陳彥博、宥勝、林語萱、以及隊長劉柏園品嚐久違的雞排和珍奶。(圖/記者葉政勳攝 , 2019.01.08)

“We almost lost our hands and feet during the filming. I need to thank photographer Shen-hao, who he was at the blink of breaking down for several times and we all tried to persuade him not to shoot anymore. Some of the equipment and gears were damaged, but we managed to get tons of million-dollar shots. They are extremely precious,’ says award-winning director Yang Li-chou, who documented the team’s extraordinary journey. 

金馬導演楊力州說:「我們這次真的是拍到差點手腳都沒了,我要感謝攝影師申皓,他常常拍到受不了,大家都會勸他不要再拍了,也有機器毀損,不過我們真的拍到很多百萬級畫面,都是很珍貴的畫面。」