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  • TEN YEARS’ DREAM

    Year-Long Dream
  • TWO YEARS’ PLAN

    Year-Long Plan
  • THIRTY DAYS’ EXPEDITION

    Day Expedition

Gamania Antarctic Expedition

In 2018, the Gamania Cheer Up Foundation demonstrated the spirit of adventure once again. During the entire Antarctic Expedition, the team was exposed to intense sunlight, with temperatures as low as -30°C and wind speed as high as 50 m/s – as fast as that of an extreme typhoon – all while cross-country skiing. Every day, they skied upslope for 10 hours in the middle of nowhere, pushing onward to the South Pole.

On the mysterious continent of Antarctica, challenges awaited the crew: average temperatures as low as -30°C; wind speed over 100 k/h; crevasses hidden beneath the flat snow-covered land; air as thin as being at an elevation of 4000 meters. To overcome these unimaginable challenges, each step had to be taken with utmost care. Not only did the team have to have an iron will, the support and encouragement from others was just as indispensable for the expedition.

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  • 橘子關懷基金會 12月22日2018

這天我們想獻給所有願意做夢的年輕人!這個計劃之所以能夠成功,是因為10年前的我們願意相信奇蹟,

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Gamania Antarctic Expedition Team

  • Founder of the Gamania Cheer Up FoundationExpedition LeaderAlbert Liu

    The adventurous spirit is an attitude. It’s in every grand project of the human history as well as in the mundane details of everyone’s daily life. Expedition LeaderAlbert Liu

  • Polar Ultramarathon AthletePolar CoachTommy Chen

    The polar survival is like chasing one’s dreams – extremely difficult to accomplish. Yet, what’s romantic about adventures is to discover the attitude and determination to change, to become a better you. Polar CoachTommy Chen

  • ArtistDream MentorChris

    The distance between our dreams and ourselves is nothing but actions. Though adventure and courage are required during decision-making, one shall be the greatest dream practitioner once they begin. Dream MentorChris

  • Big Dream YouthYu-Hsuan Lin

    Even those who do a lot of self-exploration might feel unsure of themselves sometimes. They know there are many options, but what they really want to know is how different their options can be! Big Dream YouthYu-Hsuan Lin

  • Big Dream YouthSheng-Ju Wu

    You can’t possibly eliminate every risk from an adventure. The only thing you can do is to prepare for any potential crises. If you know what to do in every one, then just go ahead and begin your journey! Big Dream YouthSheng-Ju Wu

Exhibition of Gamania Antarctic Expedition
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Bar for Adventurers

The spirit of adventure runs in our blood.
In an era where opportunities and resources come and go constantly,
we must awaken the spirit inherent in our DNA and take a step forward.
Start with this exhibition!

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TEN YEARS’ DREAM Year-Long Dream

10 Year-Long Dream

Why don’t people take risks? If it were not for those who were willing to take risks, humans would still be a group of orangutans in the eastern side of Africa. The Gamania Cheer Up Foundation believes in the value of adventure and adheres to the spirit of dreaming big. As the founder, Albert Liu, once said, “The adventurous spirit is an attitude that exists in every big plan of human beings and also in the details of everyone’s life”. After taking up the clallenge of the North Pole in 2008, we decided to form the Antarctic Expedition Team in 2018 to inspire society and the next generation, aiming to awaken the spirit of adventure that has existed in human DNA and continue to shape the new future of dreams for the next decade.

  • 2008 -
  • Polar Challenge:To the End of the World.
  • 2011 -
  • Sailboat Courage:Across from Hong Kong to Taiwan.
  • 2012 -
  • Cycling 1,111 km around Taiwan.
  • 2014 -
  • Leaving the Surface:The First Local-Trained PPL Pilots.
  • 2015 -
  • Kayak:Challenging Mysteries Eastern Taiwan
  • 2016 -
  • Climbing through the Central Range of Taiwan
  • 2018 -
  • Cross-country Skiing to the South Pole

TWO YEARS’ PLAN 年計劃

2 Years of Backend Support with Massive Mobilization

Severe cold and harsh terrain both make an expedition to Antarctica very risky. For the past two years, the Gamania Cheer Up Foundation has meticulously devised a plan to take on an Antarctic expedition. We engaged in route planning and personnel training. We researched everything from communication, transportation, equipment, to information, resources and risk management. We cooperated with Antarctic Logistics & Expedition veteran counselor Wilson from Hong Kong, and Arctic Trucks. Moreover, The AST(Spell this out) Group (Singapore) provided us with three different types of satellite communication devices to help with communication during the expedition. With all of the above parties and nearly a hundred people involved, the entire project was carried out as an international organization.

Above all, there was only one objective: to help the Antarctic Expedition get home safely. To achieve this goal, we prepared everything down to the tiniest detail;.

THIRTY DAYS’ EXPEDITION Day Expedition

Tribute to Adventurous Spirits with Thirty Days of Antarctic Expedition

From the moment when the Gamania Antarctic Expedition Team set foot on Antarctica, the challenge had begun. Under -30°C and severe typhoon-like wind speeds clocking in at 50m/s under the midnight sun, the team began their cross-country skiing challenge. Every day, the intense mental and physical challenges began with 10 hours of uphill cross-country skiing on the isolated land.

  • The Antarctic Expedition, Eight Extreme Challenges in Earth’s pole

  • Challenge 1: Loneliness
    Emergency rescue is extremely difficult

    Challenge 2: An Expedition on Foot
    A journey of 3300 laps of sport field

    Challenge 3: Endless Coldness
    Temperatures inside tent is about -18 degrees

    Challenge 4: Casualty Risks
    A deep understanding of the situation required to avoid harm Only in-depth knowledge can avoid injuries

    Challenge 5: Physical Limitations
    Cross-country skiing for 12-14 hours daily

    Challenge 6: Harsh Environment
    The Highest average elevation among seven continents

    Challenge 7: The Burden of Weight
    Each person’s sled and equipment weigh 50kg in total

    Challenge 8: Calorie Consumption
    5,000 calories daily intake is recommended