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Jan 17

Day Forty-Seven – The South Pole!

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Today on the 17th January I’m delighted to report that I am standing at the Geographic South Pole after arriving here late last night! Today is also a special day because on this date in 1912 my hero Captain Scott also reached the South Pole. I’m delighted with how things have gone, my training for …

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Jan 16

Day Forty-Six – One Day Left!

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Today I managed to travel a total distance of 17 nautical miles, putting me just 14 nautical miles away from the South Pole. This means that all being well I am hoping to reach the pole tomorrow evening, which will probably be the early hours of the 17th January back in the UK. I’m really …

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Jan 15

Day Forty-Five – White-out Returns

Yesterday was a very challenging day, as I was skiing in some of the worst white-out conditions I’ve experienced so far on the expedition. This made navigating very difficult at times, using my compass in its harness and literally skiing along staring at it to ensure I stayed on the correct bearing, through a wall …

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Jan 14

Day Forty-Four

Today I’ve passed the 89th degree, which means that I’m now within the last degree to the South Pole, which I’m absolutely over the moon about. I think I have about 47 nautical miles left to travel to the Pole now. Over the next few days I’m hoping to continue to cover an average of …

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Jan 13

Day Forty-Two – Following the Dream

I’m delighted to report that today I managed to cover a total distance of 17 Nautical Miles (20.5 miles), and I’m now rapidly approaching the 89th degree, the last degree to the South Pole. So as of today I have a total distance of 78 Nautical Miles left to cover, and I’m very happy with …

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Jan 10

Day Forty – Challenging Day

I’m delighted to report that my position today is 88’09, so I’ve now crossed the 88th degree! I’m really happy about that because it means that there’s just 110 Nautical Miles to go to the South Pole. Conditions today have been quite challenging and tough, as it’s been overcast all day today. I woke up …

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Jan 09

Day Thirty-Nine – Reflecting on Shackleton

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Today I’m phoning in with my blog in the morning rather than last night because today is a very special day. On the same day, the 9th January 1909, Shackleton got to his furthest position south on his attempt to reach the South Pole. He reached 88° 23′ S longitude, about 97 nautical miles from …

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Jan 08

Day Thirty-Eight

Today i hit my target of 15 nautical miles, which I’m really happy with, especially considering the terrain I’ve been traveling over. Even though there hasn’t been as big Sastrugi as there was a couple of days ago, the ground has been really rough. So it’s been far from straight-forward navigating around it. But all …

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Jan 07

Day Thirty-Seven

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I had a really good day today – I had a lie in this morning for a couple of hours to re-charge the batteries before the last big push to the pole. I’m currently now about half-way through the 87th degree, which I’m really happy with. It’s amazing to think that I’ve now travelled seven …

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Jan 06

Day Thirty-Six – Fun with Sastrugi

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I’m delighted to report that today was another successful day, and I managed to cover about 15.5 nautical miles (18.5 miles), so still above my daily target of 14 nautical miles, despite not travelling as far as on previous days. This means that this week I’ve covered a total of 109 nuatical miles, which I’m …

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