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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...

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...

The sun was visible a few times today to remind us that the Mather Nature is in control. No wind but still the thick, soft snow that slows the sled and makes pulling so much harder on the body was our path south. We covered...

Day 2 on this long Antarctica journey and we are slowly….very slowly settling into our daily routine. We covered 6km today and it was tough. The weather Gods were not as favorable as yesterday and we awoke to overcast skies and temperatures warming up to...

Today was something special. We loaded our sleds and marched onto the glacier for the first time, as a team. It was a gripping reality to feel the weight on our bodies, the harness digging into our skin. Being next to Kyle, Martin, and Papa in a line...

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