Hometown: Sao Paulo
About: Amyr Klink (born September 25, 1955 in São Paulo, Brazil) is an explorer and sailor. His project "Antarctica 360" was circumnavigating the Antarctic continent on his own, in 79 days in 1998.
Klink has written seven books about his voyages, including Between Two Poles about his trip from Antarctica to the Arctic Pole, starting in 1989 and taking 642 days. Klink helped in the construction of the polar vessel used in this trip, named Paratii after the town of Paraty in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
His chronicles 100 Days Between Sea and Sky reports on how he crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 100 days on his own by rowing a small boat with his arms in 1984 from Africa to the state of Bahia in Brazil. The food portions in this trip were compacted into packages of lyophilized food, especially designed for him by a food processing company in Brazil.
In 2002, Klink has completed an experimental phase of one of his project "A Trip to China" - a trip around the world through a maritime path that had never been explored before: the Arctic Circle. The project's first phase was successfully accomplished between January 30 and April 6, 2002: Klink and crew left the Antarctic Circle, visiting Margarida Bay in the Bellingshausen Sea (in the extreme south of the Antarctic Peninsula). From there, the ship stopped in South Georgia before returning to Brazil.
Amyr was born to a Lebanese father and a Swedish mother. He moved to Paraty when he was two. Klink is a member of the Royal Geographic Society. He married Marina Bandeira in 1996 and has three daughters.
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