The sastrugi epic continues! It’s getting colder now as we steadily climb towards the pole, for the last couple of days it’s been about -19deg Celsius with a 25kph wind making for very cold temperatures. We’re lovely and warm in our tent and whilst skiing but it does mean we get cold quickly during our breaks and have to guzzle our food as quickly as possible.

We’ve now passed 86deg South but with the sastrugi so bad this year we’ve mentally steeled ourselves they might continue until 88deg South, another 200+ km, a sobering thought! Our attitude is to remain positive, do our best everyday and get ready for a dash to the Pole if and when conditions finally improve!

Suunto Stats

Skiing Time 9h

Distance 18kms


Average HR 105

Max HR 152

Calories burned 6430*


Average HR 110

Max HR 166

Calories burned 6427*

*now temperatures are colder as we get toward s the South Pole we’ll be burning additional calories just to keep ourselves warm!