Kite skiing across Antarctica to break 3 world records, in stunning photos

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Sebastian Copeland is no stranger to cold journeys through Polar terrain: Images he took during a photographic study of Antarctica won him the Photographer of the Year award in 2007, and three years later he released a documentary that followed him on a trek to the North Pole.

His most recent trip, though, was even more extreme than usual: Copeland and traveling partner Eric McNair-Landry spent three months on a transcontinental trek of Antarctica, setting not one, but three world records along the way, with help from kites that tapped the wind to make skiing much faster.

Here, Copeland shares photos from that trip for a bracing look at one of the world's most powerful -- and little seen -- climates.

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