South Pole 2007-08

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…
Wednesday, 02 January 2008 00:00

Freddys Blog Jan 02

"Wake up, Freddy, it's 6.10!" I rubbed my eyes and tried to sit up. I couldn't believe it was morning already. Clare was cooking breakfast and had already packed most of her gear. "Hurry on, Freddy - we're starting earlier this morning; we leave at 7.30." I struggled out of…
5th January day 55A heaven in hell…..What a beautiful day..Camp; Joss Lynam and Jim Leonard.Saturday,5th January, Day 55, 70km to go, 1,076 km of manhauling done.S 89.3737, W 082.1581We are getting so excited; 3 days, yes just 3 days to go to the pole.Antarctic is being kind to us for…
Friday, 28 December 2007 00:00

Freddy Chistmas Dinner - Dec 28

Yippee! Finally a rest day and a chance to celebrate Christmas. We?ve had a really tough week here on the ice and are all exhausted from skiing (over 900km!), hauling, pulling and dragging. Everyone looks very tired and too thin. Pat is still in pain but is managing to pull…
Monday, 24 December 2007 00:00

Freddys Blog Dec 24

Dec 24 - Christmas Eve The day after Pat's back injury, he was still in alot of pain. We had no choice but to move on and so everyone had to help out. The team divided his gear and packed it in their own sleds. Pat skied in front of…
Friday, 21 December 2007 00:00

Freddy's Blog Dec 21

21st Dec 2007 After Polly's fall, she took a rest in Pat's sled - her foot was hurting and she had got a fright. I skied just ahead of them, hauling my sled as best I could. Just before lunch, Pat decided to do some filming. He went ahead of…
Friday, 04 January 2008 00:00

Day 54 - Energy low, enthusiasm is high..

Energy low, enthusiasm is high..89.1622S,82.0730WFriday,4th January, day 54, 95km to go 1,052 km of manhauling done.Camp; Falvey FamilyIt's really been a hard day today, we are wasted from our 54 days of walking, skiing, pulling and at times crawling at a snails pace. Our energy is low, but our enthusiasm…
Wednesday, 02 January 2008 00:00

Day 52 - SP on the 8th - Count down begins!

After a phone call from Pat and the team last night, they have decided to target the 8th to reach the pole. They sounded well and had no complaints overall apart from Shaun’s achilles. Pat said they are very confident now and should make good time over the next 6…
Friday, 28 December 2007 00:00

Day 47 - cant wait for our rest day...

Day 47 28 DecemberPosition: S87.9184, W080.83335Temperature: -15.8c wind chill -20cWeather: White out, no contrast, also light snow.Camp: Portal PartnershipWe are exhausted from pulling, hauling and being in the most hostile environment in the world. We are now 46 days on the ice and have been very misfortunate with the weather.The…
Monday, 31 December 2007 00:00

Happy new year from the ice. Camp Moriarty

31 December Happy new year from the ice.S88.3328 W 081.2294Camp: Con MorairtyWe are now within 188 km of the South Pole and have hit 2 milestones in the last 2 days.Yesterday We have crossed 88 degrees and today we have come below 200 km to the Pole.Tomorrow is also a…
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