A rest day already…

Published on 19.11.2008 - The Finnish SP Solo Expedition

Like all of the other adventurers out there on the Antarctic ice at the moment, Teemu Lakkasuo has been held up by the strong winds blowing on the rise above Hercules Inlet.

After the day spent at the Patriot Hills base, where the Finn had the chance to meet this season's other expeditions, and in particular his two fellow countrymen, who are attempting a world first, Teemu set out with the others after being dropped off at Hercules Inlet.

Despite the wind and the fields of crevasses that the Finn didn't expect to encounter so early on, he is making decent progress: 12 km on day 1 (12th November), 9 km the following day, 16.8 km and 13.2 km on 14th and 15th November respectively.

The day after that, on 16th November, Teemu decided to stay in his tent because the wind was simply too powerful. "On ventures such as this," wrote Teemu, "when you're out there solo, you have to plan ahead and take all of the parameters of the trip into consideration. No doubt I could have go on today with this wind, but what I would have been unable to do on my own when the time came and if the wind didn't die down was put up my tent alone. So I decided to stay were I was today."

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