Highest spirit since the start
Published on 19.12.2011 - Cas & Jonesy : Crossing the Ice
Despite the fact that Aussies Justin Jones and James Castrission are rationing their food and have sleepless nights, they manage to do some excellent mileages. Therefore their spirits are at their highest !
As they are slowly reaching the spot of their last cache, they keep asking to their web visitors to try to give them a good name for that last cache (let's not forget that theses Aussies are on a retunr trek Hercules Inlet > South Pole and back). In case you should have any suggestion, here is their contact page.
On 19 December (their 50st day on the ice), they put 29.8 km on their counter. In the last four days, they have covered 60 Nm, the equivalent of a degree (about 111 km).
Three days before, they add another 27 km on their diary. And on 13 December : "... Today was the most beautiful day Cas and Jonesy have experienced on the ice to date. Perfect visibility, low winds, and the first real time they have taken in their surroundings without being bothered by injuries, soft snow or the cold."
"Today also marks the 100th anniversary of the first team to reach the South Pole. The Norwegian team, led by Roald Amundsen beat Briton's Scott, who arrived the following month. Many other teams on the ice were hoping to reach the South Pole today to celebrate Amundsen's arrival, however bad weather conditions at the start of the season (which Cas and Jonesy understand only too well) delayed some teams."
Their last position (on 19 December) : 87°08'56" S / 81°46'51" W.