McGrath closing in on the Pole

Published on 14.01.2010 - Antarctic Odyssey

Because she has had battery problems, Meagan McGrath has not been reporting in much over the past two weeks. But despite that, everything seems to be going well on her trek and she is not far from her goal now.

Her sponsor published this dispatch from her on 8th January: "The South Pole is located at 90 degrees South. On Monday 4th January, Meagan had reached 87 degrees South and by the Thursday, she reported passing through the 88th parallel. As every degree of latitude corresponds to a distance of 111 kilometres, McGrath still has approximately 220 kilometres to cover before reaching the geographic South Pole. ..."

In her latest audio report, which dates back to 4th January, the Canadian adventurer said that she thought she would reach the South Pole somewhere between 14th and 18th January. Because there has not been much sunshine over the past two weeks, Meagan has not dared deploy her solar panels and so has had to save her batteries as much as possible.

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