The team arrived in Punta Arenas late last night and they are all on their way home. Sean and Duncan land on Thursday afternoon - and will no doubt relish the warmth of Durbs!
Sean’s just called to say they’re on standby to fly tonight at 11pm.
Latest from Sean is they were lucky to get a plane to pick them up from the South Pole before the bad weather moved in and are now enjoying the relative ’luxury’ of the Union Glacier campsite where it is a balmy minus 8 degrees Celsius. The enjoyed a wonderful celebratory dinner and a great sleep last night. The [...]
They’ve arrived at the South Pole! Everyone is in great spirits and we are super stoked said Sean. ‘It’s brilliant to be here’.
Yesterday was an epic of a day as they battled the wind for over 9 hours. ‘It was war’. But the intrepid team pushed on and eventually arrived at their final destination. They [...]
The group hasn’t been able to move since yesterday – winds are blowing 15 to 18 knots and it’s a complete whiteout. Conditions are terrible. They’ve had to hunker down in their tents for over 36 hours. It’s pretty miserable said Sean. The weather forecast doesn’t look great either with the bad weather set to continue for another 24 [...]
The wind was howling last night so Sean only got to sleep at about 2.30am. It was also overcast yesterday which meant the temperature dropped to minus 50 degrees Celcius. It’s all fun and games said Sean! They managed 20km in 8 hours yesterday and have another 40km to go. If all goes well today and [...]
The group skied 20kms in 9 hours yesterday which was a moral booster for the team said Sean. It was a great workout and a good team effort. Everyone is in good shape with just a few blisters here and there. They’ve got their systems worked out now. This means, for example, knowing how to prevent their masks [...]