16 December 2011

December 15 2011: The South Pole is Getting Closer!

The team's position: S 86:54.1 W 75:46.0 White-out, 10knot wind - "A great day for the ipod" as Richard calls it. Distance to go: 186 nautical miles Richard's call yesterday was very positive. The team is battling fierce weather conditions however everyone is in fine spirits! The day started of with "huge" sastrugi, climbing until lunch time. Around midday, the team experienced a drastic change in the conditions - sheer blue ice! It is now becoming faster to walk instead of ski with the icy conditions. Tessum