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Archive for December, 2011

New Year Resolutions

South 87 41.416  West 81 50.560 Distance: 15.5nautical miles Elevation: 2492m Weather:  strong winds around 20knots, visibility ok Snow: sastrugi all day and snow very chalky and slow.  Yuk. If you are going to make a new year’s resolution and ski the south pole – speak to me first!  Hopefully any NY resolutions you make [...]

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Know When To Fold’em

South 87 25.736  West 81 50.854 Distance: 14.8 nautical miles (ok under circumstances) Elevation: 2417m Time: 8.5hrs Weather: overcast then whiteout then freezing Snow: even sastrugi, sastrugi, sastrugi Today seemed to have everything.  The first 5 hours or so I had decent visibility which was much needed due to a large rugged sastrugi.  Then after [...]

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Surfing Sastrugi

South 87 11.162  West 80 58.709 Distance:  16.7nautical miles Elevation: 2272m Time: 9.5hours Weather:  getting colder the higher and closer i get to the pole – temp about minus 20 and 10 knot head wind Snow:  Sastrugi all day except for a 2 hour patch Just to keep you in the picture I started this [...]

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South: 86 54.514 West 80 51.746 Distance: 17.3 nautical miles Elevation: 2090m Time: 10 hours Weather: Cold and 15 knot head wind Snow: again quite good but had two really steep climbs today which hurt. Some of you at various times have asked me if I have seen any animals??? Antarctica is a massive place [...]

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My Snow Wall

South 86 37.270  West 80 53.556 Distance: 17.6 nautical miles Elevation: 1932m Time: Just under 10 hours Weather: 10-15knot head wind all day Snow: Getting better the higher I go A much better day today and I pretty happy with the distance considering the extra elevation gained and I did go an extra 20 minutes [...]

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Tea For The Tillerman

South 86 19.766  West 81 12.202 Distance: 10.4 nautical miles –  ok on reduced time (it’s christmas!) Elevation: 1790m Time: 6 hours Weather: a lovely xmas day Snow: flat and reasonable I took an early tea break on boxing day  (it is my christmas day today) and I knocked off after only 6 hours of [...]

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Climbing the Christmas Mountain

  South 86 09.446  West 81 02.590 Distance:  15.4 nautical miles Elevation: 1732 metres above sea level Time: 9 hours Weather – 5knot head wind but sunny Snow:  Soft and uphill!! Merry Christmas to all of you in Australia.  What a wonderful day to celebrate the joy of giving with not only presents but lots [...]

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Go Santa!

South 85 54.100  West 81 13.627 Distance:  15.6 nautical miles Time: 9.5 hrs Weather: beautiful…fingers crossed for tomorrow it is the same When I went to the North Pole I searched long and hard for Santa but I just couldn’t continue to spend time looking for his home and factories where all the toys are [...]

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