Jason De Carteret

Jason De Carteret, born on the British island of Guernsey, is a polar explorer. He took part in the Ice Challenger Expedition and holds (or has held) skiing and vehicle world records for polar exploration. He has worked as a commercial helicopter pilot.[1][2][3]

Along with two companions in 2011 he drove a modified Toyota Tacoma overland from Patriot Hills to the South Pole, a distance of over 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) in a world record time of less than forty hours – over twenty-nine hours quicker than the record time he had set previously. He has also travelled to both Poles by skiing.[4][5]

Personal lifeEdit

On 11 November 2015 De Carteret married Dr Eva Carneiro. [6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ News: How Low Can You Go?, Guinness World Records, 16 January 2008, archived from the original on 21 March 2009, retrieved 15 July 2010, The fastest overland journey to the South Pole from Patriot Hills on the Antarctic coastline was a total of 69 hours 21 minutes from 9–12 December 2005, by a team of five drivers: Jason De Carteret, Andrew Regan, Richard Griffiths, Andrew Moon (all UK) and Gunni Eglisson (Iceland) using a modified 6x6 vehicle. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ unknown, Jason De Carteret – Polar Explorer and Adventurer. Motivational Keynote Speaker., Gordon Poole Agency, retrieved 15 July 2010 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "World Record 2005". Ice Challenger. Archived from the original on 8 October 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Guernsey man part of team breaking South Pole record". BBC News. BBC. 22 December 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Fastest Overland Journey to the South Pole". Guinness World Records 2014. Guinnesss World Records. 12 September 2013. ISBN 9781908843562.
  6. ^ https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/former-chelsea-doctor-eva-carneiro-marries-fiance-jason-de-carteret-a3112446.html

Further readingEdit

External linksEdit

  • Cherie Haughton (24 December 2007), World record ski attempt, BBC Guernsey, retrieved 15 July 2010 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) (article and audio interview)