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Georgie(who is this guy?)

South Pole solo

Thunderstruck

Second day on skis dragging my sled and first time I got out my headphones to try and motivate myself and to continue through a 35 knot wind straight at my face.  I got my iPhone out and listened for the next hour to Thunderstruck by ACDC. I accidentally pressed the repeat button when selecting my song and did not want to stop to fix it as it is some effort to do so, so listened to Thunderstruck 13 times…..it is still playing in my head!!!

Today was not too bad, I think I am roughly about 16 nautical miles from drop off, I slept 7.5 hours,  had a bit of a sleep in as I only had 2 hours sleep the night before and took an easy day.  I am not sure who put these hills in from the coast before getting up to the south pole plateau but I can tell you they hurt and when I find them, they will pay.  Apart from that, things are going ok, will  take a while to settle in and get used to all this but will keep in touch.  Thanks to everyone who is following this and a special mention to Chloe’s teacher and class at school, thank you for your inspirational messages, I loved them.

PS  I hope Richmond recruited well in the draft!

 

Mark “Georgie” George

categories: South Pole Solo

Comments

  1. Tony Nov 28, 2011

    At least it was ACDC – Imagine if it was the Proclaimers!

  2. Ridgy Nov 28, 2011

    Good to hear you have started. Godd luck. Cheers. tHE rIDGYS

  3. matt G Nov 28, 2011

    Go get ‘em georgie. Great to hear you’ve started. Good luck & “good sliding”.
    (p.s. Tigers drafted fev … only gaggin’)

  4. SHARK Nov 28, 2011

    DRAFT PICKS
    15. BRANDON ELLIS
    Age: 18
    Height: 181cm
    Weight: 83kg
    From: Calder Cannons
    Position: Running defender
    Solid body and good reader of the play who can shut down an opponent and set up attacks from defence with thumping kicks on both sides of his body.
    26. TODD ELTON
    Age: 18
    Height: 197cm
    Weight: 92kg
    From: Dandenong Stingrays
    Position: Ruck/forward
    Flexible big man provides a contest in the ruck and at centre half-forward. Big engine. Had an up and down year.
    55. MATTHEW ARNOT
    Age: 18
    Height: 180cm
    Weight: 87kg
    From: Oakleigh Chargers, Vermont
    Position: Midfielder
    Left-footed, powerfully built midfielder with penetrating kick. Can play across half-back.

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