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Georgie(who is this guy?)

South Pole solo

40 days and 40 nights

South 88 43.656. West 78 13.785
Distance 15.7 nautical miles
Elevation 2726m
Time 10 hours
Weather nice clear sky, just wind
Snow same as yesterday but a bit more talcum powder

Well aft 40 days and 40 nights I feel like Noah. Except my ark is my sled and I still haven’t seen any animals. The good news for Noah is the rain stopped. Bad news for me is that I have plenty of snow in front of me but I am getting there.

Song for the Day for Noah is “I can see clearly now the rain has gone” by Johnny Nash
Thanks Si for all your messages via GPS, enjoy Bright.
Well done to Bruce Moncrief for completing his first Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. Great Stuff.

Mark ‘Georgie’ George

categories: South Pole Solo


  1. greigga Jan 04, 2012

    Well mate, looking at your latitude, you must be within spitting distance of the South Pole now. An amazing effort so far, especially with no-one to keep you company/sane (tree-frog excepted).
    I just saw that Cas and Jonesy reached the pole after 62 days on the ice, so further credit to you on your solo effort after only 40 days.
    Less than 60 people have pulled a sled to the South Pole, while over 4000 have climbed Everest – Bravo again!! (Both boxes ticked).

  2. TG & Jan Jan 04, 2012

    Hi MG, see, Jan & Judy have fixed the weather for you at last; took a while though, needed to light a few more candles!! WE trust it stays good for you as you get closer and closer to your dream. You truly are amazing; must take after your mum! Wish we could be there to see you arrive. Take care, love, Jan & TG

  3. Hairy Jan 04, 2012

    I just read Greigga’s post Georgie……ENORMOUS effort mate, Keep punching.
    I hope “jerimiah” is looking after you down there.

  4. shark Jan 04, 2012

    great work mate, you’re making fantastic progress – Cricket today
    AUS 4/482 at stumps day 2 – Ponting 134 & M Clarke 251 no. Like yourself not a bad days work from the boys. looking forward to that post when you’ve hit the south pole!!! cheers

  5. kath and ross Jan 04, 2012

    following your blog mark amazing, love the song of the day, stay safe love Kath and Ross

  6. lisa Jan 05, 2012

    Waiting watching….no doubt your blood is pumping faster as your dream turns into a reality.Slow and steady wins the race although that never did work for me.Thanks Greigga for the info.obviously there are another 59 maniacs roaming the earth.Enjoy every moment.xxxx

  7. Tonza Jan 05, 2012

    Hey “Noah”, All your animals are at home reading your blog! stay focussed, safe and enjoy the journey. I look forward to “Jerimiah’s” words when you hit the Sth Pole.

  8. Ridgy Jan 05, 2012

    Truly inspiring buddy. We r with u every step of the way.cheers. Ridgys

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