29 December 2011

December 29th: South Pole has been reached!

Richard, Ruth and Michael reached the South Pole today! The team covered a staggering two degrees, or 120 nautical miles in the last 6 days. The team was tired, happy and satisfied to have finally reached the South Pole. Ruth was greeted by Howard Fairbank, who had already arrived at the South Pole. As planned, Ruth will fly out from the South Pole, and Richard and Michael will kite ski 1000km back to Hercules inlet. The plan is to take one rest day to fix equipment and one rest day to fully recuperate. Stay tuned! Tessum