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[caption id="attachment_1970" align="alignleft" width="413"] Rob stops for a break on day 13 of the expedition.[/caption] These past three days have challenged all of us. At its worst 40 knot gusts blew straight into our faces. Ice coating everything our breath comes in contact with. Having bare...

Today we had a later start… this was incredible. Today the skies were blue again, but Mother Nature continues to test us. The wind was blowing at about 15 knots but the gusts were measured as high as 45knts. With temperatures already at minus 20°C, the...

I am sure we are skiing backwards! Today the sun was out but the wind blew at 35 knots with gusts up to 45 knots. In 9 hours we covered 8nm. It was slow but the biggest problem was the sastrugi (wavelike ridges on the surface of...

Truly knackered after a long day of wind. Coldest day 100%. Serious climb over glacier buckle, provided some solid hold ups with the sleds.  Powder and snow mix made for hard skiing. Everyone is well fed and ready for an early night. Disconnect to reconnect has...

Another overcast day with walloping winds, knocking over the sleds and us, as we try to force our way forward.  The sastrugi is higher now and without contrast you can fall over or trip before you have time to notice. We were tired when we...

I have come to realize that I don’t miss all the “noise” from the outside world. I am slower than the others, which is not a bad thing, if I am 30 minutes behind the others, then then camp is set up and the hot...

Has it only been one week? This morning we woke to white out conditions. Navigating was a challenge but the horizon still had some blue that showed the way south. Without that blue, up, down, sideways all looked the same. It has been a challenge to...

We woke this morning with a storm brewing to the south. When I open the tent flap to look outside the Western Mountaineering sleeping bag beckons me …stay, but we need to keep the pace up if we want to reach the South Pole. Also,...

We are I think finding our daily routine in our sled bound world. Pitching the tent, cooking, and managing our precious 15 minute breaks between marches are all becoming a little more structured. The wind today was a reminder of what awaits us as we continue...