As reported by David
We’ve pulled in on the 1st of December from the Polar Plateau. We had a very good day skiing but sadly at the end of day one of the team members had to be pulled out, as she was unwell and as a precaution we got a medi vac out for her. She’s now back at Union Glacier being checked by the doctors.
We’re hoping that with good weather we should be able to put some decent mileage in. With 73 miles left to go, at ten days that will be seven miles a day which I think we can do comfortably now as our sledges are lighter. We’ve been blessed with the weather. It’s probably about minus 32 but very little wind, perfect blue skies and in the evenings in the tent it’s actually quite warm with the radiating heat from the sun. It’s quite surprising: if you are on the side where the sun is you can hang out all your gear and sit there in maybe a thermal, on the other side of the tent away from the sun you have to wear a parka. The roof of the tent, each night, looks like a make shift jumble sale, we have a net up with socks, mittens, goggles, face masks and amazingly by the morning the sun has dried it off. It’s very good. We're trying to eat a lot to keep up the calories and drinking lots of soup. Amelia is doing amazingly well, I can’t keep up with her! I will have to slow her down somehow, put more weight in her sledge! Less than ten days to go that’s for sure, we’re hoping for some good mileage ahead.