Danfo’s Pacto Toilet on Antarctic Expedition
Danfo’s waterless Pacto toilet participated in a record breaking expedition to the Antarctic called The Coldest Journey. The aim was to become the first people in history to cross the Antarctic in Winter. The Pacto was a home away from home toilet for the five man strong crew who faced temperatures as low as -90 degrees Celsius.
The extreme temperature conditions on a journey like this are a challenge for any crew and for the machinery and tools, demanding high-quality products with special adaptations.
The project was fronted by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The Ice Team, led by Traverse Manager Brian Newham, attempted to cross Antarctica in support of the charity Seeing is Believing and the team also collected data for research about global warming.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes had to be evacuated due to frostbite and the expedition aborted the mission after 300 km following severe weather – but they still managed to break a historic world record!