By - 20°C, Copeland is… roasting !

Published on 20.12.2011 - Antarctica 2011-12 Legacy Crossing

December 18 was a nasty day. But around 5 pm, the furry was calming down. Kites up in the air for Sebastian and Eric. And before you could say Jack Robinson, pair had done 53.63 km in less than three hours. Who said that Copeland's toes were injured ?

Not a word since few days about Sebastian toes and feet. No news is good news, we could say. Except that Sebastian seems nevertheless happy that these last days have been stormy days. So that duo was forced to stay tentbounded, it's of course a quite good opportunity for his toes and feet to relax and restore their health.

Sebastian has funny words to start his daily update : "... It is a function of being out in the cold for weeks at a time and pretty soon, minus 20C feels like a warm day. I remember walking to the North Pole a couple of years back, and after struggling with temperatures of 55C below (65C with wind-chill), breaking up in sweats anytime it got above 25C below. Today, with the sun out and the wind in our back, in minus 20C I was roasting! I wore only two layers–three if you count my Village People mesh top, which is designed specifically to prevent sweat from sticking to the smart wool base layer–and all vents open..."

Here is Copeland's last position : 81°06.062 S 044°11.046 E / Elevation 11879 feet

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