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South Pole solo

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  Well I spent another day at the South Pole due to low wind conditions and a whiteout. Hopefully I will be on the move tomorrow.  As I mentioned yesterday the staff at the Amundsen – Scott base gave me a sensational tour of centre.  The centre includes about eleven high level scientific projects operating [...]

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Animals

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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Wish You Well

South 85 38.522  West 81 28.681 Distance: 13.7 nautical miles Time: 9.5 hours Weather:  barmy Snow:  soft again, weather has been warmer so snow softer and tougher.  bring it on…. Here in my own little (big) world out here I have been totally sheltered by all the Christmas fever that hits us each year.  It [...]

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Strength

South 85 24.849  West 81 30.103 Distance: 12.7  nautical miles (happy with this because of conditions) Time:  9 hours  ( I stopped early to build a snow wall around a wall) Weather: 30-35 knot head wind all day Snow:  like skiing on brie cheese (soft and very sticky) Gee it was a tough day both [...]

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Half Way At Last!

Camp:  85° 12’ 142” South   81° 28’ 335” West Distance: 15.4 nautical miles (28.5 km) Time:  9.5 hours Weather:  whiteout this morning then overcast Snow:  like trying to ski on mash potato Ok I have finally made it to half way.  It has taken a lot longer than I hoped due to the snow dumped [...]

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