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It has been a long day on the Drake Passage. With 45 Knot winds and 8-meter waves in the early hours, waking up this morning was a big shock for some people.   Open Ocean can be brutal for those who are not used to it, and...

Waking up with the excitement that you are heading South to Antarctica is a feeling that I will never forget. After morning briefings about logistics and time frames for boarding the ship, we started the program for the day with presentations from a few of...

  [caption id="attachment_2402" align="alignleft" width="500"] After 56 days skiing over 600 miles, the South Pole Energy Team has reached the South Pole. Pictured here with Commvault CMO Chris Powell, who joined the team for its last week and final 60 miles, at the South Pole with...

  Today, on 15 January 2018, Robert and Barney Swan reached the South Pole. For Barney the journey took 56 days, 600nm and as much courage as he could muster. At just 23 years old, this was an epic journey for a young man with little polar...

  Today was a great day to lead. The weather was cold but sunny with lots of shadows and bright spots to help keep us moving straight. We did four pulls, six nautical miles. I had the good fortune of being the lead for the third pole....

  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...