Credit: Sebastian Copeland
Named a top adventurer in our Top 30 under 30 feature in 2011, McNair-Landry and his kite-skiing partner Sebastian Copeland set three records in Antarctica between November and January.

One hundred years after Amundsen first reached the South Pole, the duo skied and kited 3,854 kilometres from one side of the continent to the other in 81 days while hauling all their gear and food. They set their first record on December 27 when they arrived at the Pole of Inaccessibility, the first team to reach the most remote spot on earth from the east coast. Next, they made the first human-powered crossing from the Point of Inaccessibility to the South Pole. Their third record was crossing the continent using a brand new route.