A Parhelion, Also known As A Sun Dog, Shines Over Our Camp – Day 40 Of SPEC


We skied 9.6nm today and today was another tough day.

We skied 9.6nm today and today was another tough day. No contrast, lots of wind and everything directly into our faces. We are stronger with the amount of exercise we do every day but Antarctica continues to test us beyond anything we thought possible.

Trying to fashion your thoughts so that you can think of something more than “how will I get thru today”…is difficult. I was told by Dad and others that this section would be the test of my endurance. How right they were. All the training, all the endurance does not truly prepare you for Antarctica. When she decided your day will be tough…there is no hiding.

Now back in the tent and ready for some warm food, warm sleeping back….little talk and a solid 9 hours sleep before we do the same again tomorrow….


  • Daniel Whitman
    Posted at 14:33h, 02 January Reply

    Impressive and heroic. Great perseverance… Well done!!!

  • Philippa Ross
    Posted at 07:48h, 03 January Reply

    Phenomenal. You’re now two thirds of the way through and blessed to have captured this extraordinary star formation. While looking ahead, renew your energy with moments of how far you’ve come

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