“Solo to the South Pole”, An Extreme Journey of Matthieu Tordeur in Antarctica
Today, we got a chance to watch an interesting short VR documentary titled “Solo to the South Pole” in Meta Quest TV about a man who went there all alone by himself. Sounds impossible and crazy, rite?
What the Immersive Video is About?
The “Solo to the South Pole” VR video is about a young French guy name Matthieu Tordeur who has a big dream and goal to set his foot on the South Pole in Antarctica. It is really a tough challenge for him since he went there all by himself.
Being alone in Antarctica and under very extreme conditions, at last on 13th January 2019, he succeeded in completing his personal mission. Born in December 1991, he become the first French and the youngest explorer in the world to reach the South Pole by solo, unsupported and unassisted.
Altogether, it took him 51 days to reach there. That’s nearly two months! You can read more about Matthieu Tordeur and his other feat and achievements from his website at https://matthieutordeur.com/.
For your info, the documentary is produced by TARGO, a virtual reality media company. This Emmy-nominated company produce and publish VR documentaries on extraordinary stories.
What We Think of the Video?
The duration of the video is nearly 11 minutes or 10:56 minutes to be exact. The VR video able to capture some of the moment of challenges that our hero is facing. We can feel claustrophobic inside the tent that Matthieu Tordeur sleep in.
We also love the moment when we feel like we are riding on Matthieu stuffs while he was pulling them. From there, we can see his back like he is pulling us together too. Like we are getting a free ride 🙂
Overall, we think the video is great. We don’t feel sick and experience nausea while watching the video. Great job by the team!
Screenshots & Images
Below are some of the memorable scenes that we capture while watching the video.
Please take note that just by looking at the two dimensional images does not do it justice since the feeling will not be the same as like watching it in fully immersive 360-degree video format. You should watch it now in Meta Quest TV in VR to better experience it. Enjoy!!