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Georgie(who is this guy?)

South Pole solo

Frustrated

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Where am I:  South 80 35.762 West 20 11.088 Distance from Camp 3 is 11.1 nautical miles (not happy!!!).
Time: 8 hours 45minutes plus some breaks
Weather: a lot colder, 10 knot winds in my face all day and freezing

I have also climbed to around 786 metres in elevation from being dropped off at Hercules Inlet over the  last five days.  There is so much sastrugi and soft snow all around.  Feels like I am going nowhere fast as my sled gets stuck in the soft snow drift and it takes a huge amount of energy to drag it out.

The massive snow dump before I arrived (biggest in the last ten years) has really hampered my progress; will sleep on it and see what tomorrow brings.  I will keep on walking until things get better.

Durran Durran, “Planet Earth” is the song of the day.  Made me think about planet earth and where I was, in the middle of it on this massive continent. 

Hello’s to Sandra, Simon, Russell and Maria at Portfolio Planners and my special customers who are following my (slow) progress, thanks for your support.  Also thank you for everyone’s comments, they are being read out to me daily by Sandra or Nicole and offer me great inspiration.

Finally happy birthday Greig Eime.

Mark ‘Georgie’ George

categories: South Pole Solo

Comments

  1. Jodie Nov 30, 2011

    Hang in there Mark! I know you’re frustrated now but every step is taking you a little bit closer to your goal.

  2. Joff Nov 30, 2011

    All the best Georgie! Stay focused and stay safe.

  3. PRUE Nov 30, 2011

    I THINK YOU’LL ENJOY BLINK. PLENTY TO THINK ABOUT/DISTRACT YOU WHILE YOU HEAD STEADILY SOUTH.

  4. brownie Nov 30, 2011

    Hey Georgie, Hope you safe and well champ!! Thought youd be there by now!! Stay safe Brownie

  5. Chloe, Harry, Mitchell Nov 30, 2011

    Daddy, hello and just keep walking as fast as you can, Mum’s eating all the chocolate!!!

  6. Fuzzy Nov 30, 2011

    Hold fast.

  7. Chris Walter Nov 30, 2011

    What a challenge Mark and what an achievement. May be slow but you’re doing it and you are very focused.

  8. Simon,tina,Georgie,Cooper Nov 30, 2011

    Hurry up mate, footy season is coming fast. Best you be home before it starts. Enjoying the updates. Stay safe.

  9. Victoria Dec 01, 2011

    Keep going you can do it!

  10. Felix archibald Dec 01, 2011

    Hi, I’m Felix, 1 of the 1/2′s at EPS. (JSI)
    Good luck for the rest of the journey!!!! Keep well,
    And again good luck!!

  11. Simon H Dec 01, 2011

    I am impressed by your use of technology and being able to track you.
    I hope the weather improves as dragging a sled should then improve.
    Simon

  12. Matthew Amos Dec 01, 2011

    My girlfriend sarah was telling me about this amazing adventure that you are doing! I am hooked on looking on the website. Keep it up, stay strong!

  13. Dylan ridgY Dec 03, 2011

    Hi Georgie keep going it would b tough but we all know u can do it were all with u

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