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SPEC Expedition

With no wind today, this icy continent appeared almost friendly. The Team were jolly, making jokes and acting as though Christmas had come early. The snow conditions are still rough though with patches of high sastrugi slowing us down and yes….that sled still hitting me...

Today started off well with little wind…though it started picking up before our first break. By the time we reached lunch it was back to 35 knots on the nose. Our speed drops and we covered only 9.6nm today. I think back to my Footsteps of...

[caption id="attachment_1976" align="alignleft" width="413"] An icy selfie from team videographer, Kyle.[/caption] Kyle Here…….Today you get to hear a little from me. What an experience to be on this expedition. I have been fortunate enough to travel the world as a videographer and settled with my wife...

[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...