An important week
Published on 14.01.2010 - To the South Pole and beyond…
The duo of Ryan Waters and Cecilie Skog is currently at the most difficult stage of their entire expedition. Because since leaving the South Pole, they have been climbing steadily up towards Titan Dome.
On 5th January, Waters wrote: "Day 54 of our expedition and we are approaching the most difficult section of our whole journey. We are camped at an altitude of 3019 metres and are still climbing! However, we are now close to Titan Dome, an area of the Antarctic that is high, cold and Â for the moment Â very cloudy. We are taking great care on this section of the route, because it could well have some unpleasant surprises in store for us. Now, everything depends on our mental state to some extent. Of course we are pretty tired by now Â we do nothing but think of food all the time, but for all that, everything is going well here. ..."
On 10th January, the two were 214 km from the summit of the glacier they have to descend to reach the Ross Ice Shelf, where a Twin Otter is scheduled to come and collect them. This means that in about two weeks' time, they will have completed a full crossing of the Antarctic continent, from one side the to other!