With 8 days to do the last 211km to the Pole we’ve got to do some big distances now but at least we’re hopefully out of the sastrugi.
The surface isn’t exactly perfect, still lumpy and relatively soft but it’s the best we’ve had for well over 500km! We started the day in a whiteout staring at our compass. We’ve increased the length of each of our skiing sessions to make sure we make our minimum distance each day. Low cloud always makes us feel a bit more glum but by the time we made camp the sun had come out and we were feeling good after a very long day but one in which we’d done a great distance. We’ve just got to keep it up for another week until we arrive at our goal.
We have received some lovely messages of support from our family, friends, sponsors and supporters after announcing the change to our expedition. Richard, Myself and the entire Antarctica 2023 team appreciate everyone that has reached out and reassured us that it is the journey not the final destination that counts. We want to inspire everyone to set huge goals and give it their best, but also step back and know their limits.
To quote Ernest Shackleton “I thought you’d rather have a live donkey than a dead lion.”
Skiing Time 11hrs 45mins
Average HR 116
Max HR 168
Calories burned 8243
Average HR 117
Max HR 169
Calories burned 8189