An enthusiastic 9.1 Nautical Miles on Day 4

I hope all of our friends and partners in the USA had a fun Thanksgiving yesterday and were able to spend quality time with their families and friends. I did the same… spending the day with Barney, though the evening meal was not quite as grand as what I imagine was enjoyed by friends back home.

However, I must say that the dehydrated food provided by Patagonia is so much better than what we ate 30 years ago. Today we ate Wild Pink Salmon with rice. Excellent. We chose Patagonia because they believe that food can and should be a part of the solution to the environmental crisis – grown, harvested and produced in ways that restore our land, water and wildlife.

We skied an incredible and enthusiastic 9.1 nm today. The snow is still heavy but not as much as the previous days. Now that the wind picked up a little the temperature with wind chill dropped to – 20° C, so walking into a permanent head wind. I feel much more comfortable with the clothing now and have a system in place to get dressed and undressed quickly when we stop at the end of the day or start in the morning. Layers, layers layers my old friend Jumper would say!

Stay with us throughout this journey…thankfully our data partner and friends at Commvault are ensuring all the images and messages from the SPEC team in Antarctica are safe and then shared with all on our website and social media.

Have a great evening….stay warm!

Robert Swan-

  • Sherrell Greene
    Posted at 13:13h, 25 November Reply

    We’re rooting for you from the hills of East Tennessee! You’re inspiring! We’ll be watching and listening daily for updates.

  • Seema Sharma
    Posted at 19:49h, 25 November Reply

    Yes very well said, food is an important part of solution for EC. Rob things and systems have definitely changed in many ways for better and in some for worst.
    Keep enjoying ur trek.

  • Elizabeth Cooper
    Posted at 10:40h, 26 November Reply

    Keep hanging in there!! Awesome effort today!! Those energy bars are rocket fuel!! Woohoo from Hong Kong xx routing for you all xx

  • Gina Ferralli
    Posted at 03:24h, 27 November Reply

    Stay strong. Admire everyone’s heart and tenacity! You will persevere. Warm thoughts from Fort Worth, TX.

  • Graeme Joy
    Posted at 06:39h, 27 November Reply

    Hey Rob, loved the bit about being a bit slow mate. But we know it pays off, ease into it slowly and you’ll be there at the end. Worked in the past!! Cheers lad.

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