South Pole 2007-08

Wednesday, 16 January 2008 11:41

Team home arrival details

Following a conversation with the team today at noon irish time from their hotel in Punta Arenas, Chile. They can confirm their arrival in to Cork Airport, Ireland at approx. 7pm Thursday the 17th.We will officially release final details to the press tomorrow Wednesday 16th.Pat said “We didn’t get any…
14th January;Early morning alert, to leave the ice.Mark our friendly weather man has given the all clear, for conditions that will allow the plane to land safely. A team of people are now down on the ice runway preparing it for what is to me the scariest landing and take…
13th January SundayWe are still held in her icy grip;This is our 75th day away from home 63 of those days on the ice and we are all now getting home sick, I just can’t wait to be back to the place I love most in the world, Ireland.The wind…
12th JanuaryHome is calling,,,,,,stuck at the edge of Antarctica. Relaxed after a night sleep and it is only now that I’m beginning to realise the effort and hardships that we had to endure down here in Antarctic to reach the pole. We are so releaved to be back at, Patriot…
Friday, 11 January 2008 00:00

Team Depart South Pole

Photo: View from twin otterPat contacted us here at 5.30pm yesterday to inform us they were given a green light for their return twin-otter flight to Patriot hills. They reported that this should happen in approx 5 hours. The flight which takes approx. 7 hours to complete returns them to…
Following a surreal 56-hour stay at the South Pole, it was a relief to see the twin otter arrive to collect us at 23.00h last night. We packed all our gear into the plane and turn around time was less then 1 hour. The forecast wasn’t good and the pilots…
Tuesday, 08 January 2008 00:00


A call was just received confirming the teams arrival at the South Pole at 4.30pm Chilean time.We will be compiling these dispatches properly when we get time...HOORAY!!
Tuesday, 08 January 2008 00:00

SUCCESS! for Freddy & Co...

Hip, hip hoorah!! WE ARE AT THE SOUTH POLE!! I am so excited, I can hardly sit still to write this! Yesterday morning we started skiing at 7am and could see the South Pole in the distance ? just a black dot, but we didn?t care ? we were finally…
Monday, 07 January 2008 00:00

We can see it. The excitement is rising.

7th January day 57. only 23 km to go.We can see it. The excitement is rising.Today we were all in a contemplative mood as we made our final two days push for the pole. Each of us in silence trotted along towing our sleds.To me the most amazing part of…
6th January day 5689.5837S,082.1802WSunday 6th January, day 56, 47km to go 1,099 km of manhauling done.We now estimate our arrival at the South Pole will be on Tuesday, that’s all going well and no mishaps. We are excited at the thought of our journey coming to an end. We had…
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