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Georgie(who is this guy?)

South Pole solo

There will be times like these

Started the day in pretty good weather and went as long as I could.  I had to call the day early as I did a ski tip.

Hopefully this is not too debilitating, I have done some repairs which I am hoping will hold together for the rest of the journey.

Then my stove didn’t work so I had to use my replacement one so I need to fix the problem ASAP.  And my seat collapsed also, so I had to sew this up.  It has been a frustrating day of repairs.

The snow was pretty heavy at different times but lots of it, still slow in my distance covered, I covered 9.2 nautical miles (17km).

Weather conditions are not too bad,  pretty cold tonight but fine in the tent and hoping I have a much better day tomorrow.

Big hello to the Magnets and special thanks to Sam and Dilion for their music which got me through some heavy steps today.


Mark “Georgie” George

categories: South Pole Solo


  1. SHARK Nov 28, 2011

    Georgie, good days work mate. bit of a handyman aren’t you?
    With the practice you are getting imagine the things you’ll able to achieve around the house when you get back!!

  2. Nobby Nov 28, 2011

    Great effort with the repairs mate, especially considering we have all seen you step aside and let others carry out certain repairs – a couple of flat tyres during that ride near Frankston for example when Robbie’s mate took over changing your tubes. Good luck with it all, great to see you making the best of some shitty situations. Go well and stay safe.

  3. Greigga Nov 28, 2011

    Sounds as though you’ve had some early challenges to test your resolve. Needless to say, Resolve = 1, Challenges yet to score!
    Remember, fair weather does not create good sailors. (That said, we are all praying for fairer skies, lesser winds and gear that remains intact). Onwards my friend!!

  4. Mick M Nov 28, 2011

    Georgie, We have a quiet coffee the other day…and no mention of what you are up to!! Wow and good luck!! Will follow your journey and pass on positive energy!

  5. Jodie Nov 28, 2011

    Get the repairs out of the way early and no more problems for the rest of the journey! What you’re doing is amazing.

  6. victoria Ward Nov 29, 2011

    Hey Georgie i dont know if you can read the comments but im so proud of you, and im so excited for you i can just imagine the smile on your face when you make it to the end
    LOVE YOU!!

  7. Chris Walter Nov 29, 2011

    Good on you Mark. Hopefully early teething problems and smooth skiing from here on. Very proud of you. Chris and Barb

  8. Carrum Primary school 3/4S &3/4W Nov 29, 2011

    The kids in 3/4 at Carrum PS (Dyl and Sammy’s school) think you are amazing!! We are looking forward to watching your adventures and hope it inspires some of us to achieve great things as we grow up.
    We wish you good luck on your journey.

  9. Jim preston Nov 30, 2011

    Hope you packed plenty of spencers, Travis!!! In all seriousness, you are a bloody inspiration. Get home soon!

  10. Cint Nov 30, 2011

    Hey Georgie. Just want to let you know how much you are helping my training! Everytime something gets hard, I think of you which helps me push that little bit harder. You are amazing! Thank you.

  11. Dylan Dec 01, 2011

    Hi Georgie hope you liked music and keep going the tigers have picked one of my teachers friends son called Brandon Ellis

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