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  A great day today covering over 10 miles in 6 'pulls'. We had the steepest inclines that we've had to deal with so far but everyone did really well although there was a bit more huffing and puffing and the breaks were much appreciated.  Barney led...

  We moved slower this morning. Taking in these last few days of the Expedition. It is so wonderful to be with Robert Swan on this day. 32 years ago he was standing at the Geographic South Pole after their 70 day ski journey from the edge...

  From Keith Sauls Failed Coups and Successful Takeovers; We awoke to a full scale rebellion by three of four stoves refusing to boil water. Ultimately the stoves list, and tents went down for a (near) on time departure. A more friendly takeover was wildly successful when David, our...

  We had a good day today 12.2nm. We are getting closer to the South Pole and to the Last Degree Team, who we should meet up with in the next couple of days. My feet are still giving me trouble and I hope the LD Team...

  Today we got buzzed by the Basler BT-67 aircraft as it flew overhead to drop the Last Degree Team at 89° S. This conversion from the older DC3 model to an updated system, is actually a remanufacturing process. The whole process takes roughly 6 months and requires...

  Today is Day 3 of The SPEC Last Degree Expedition. We are comprised of folks from across the globe - eager to join Barney, Kyle, and Martin - for the last 60 nautical miles (starting at the 89th parallel) as they end their historic journey at...

  We skied 10nm today in very sticky conditions. When the snow is sticky due to the lower temperatures it makes skiing more difficult as it feel as though your skis are picking up all the snow on the bottom of them. It is a great feeling...