McGrath Has Set Off Again OK

Published on 14.12.2009 - Antarctic Odyssey

The Canadian adventuress has won the polar adventurer community's admiration. The fact of resuming her trek after falling into a crevice was no routine occurrence.

It's been known for ages that, in the Polar Regions, men and women have an almost equal chance of success with their endeavours. With however a slight preference for the so-called weaker sex when great courage and huge perseverance are required.

This southern season has brought us yet another example of this, with the 32-year-old Canadian adventuress, Meagan McGrath. This military career woman - as we announced a few days ago – lost no time in deciding to resume her adventure after falling heavily into a crevice and remaining there for more than eight hours waiting to be rescued. Since the news has been broadcast, many tributes, from beginners as well as from the polar adventurer community, have reached her sponsor congratulating the adventuress on her pluck and encouraging her to keep right on to the end.

In all, it would appear that Meagan McGrath is going great guns this time. After four days of progress (she set off from Patriot Hills this time rather than from Hercules Inlet), she has just knocked off 74 kilometres. According to her calculations, she should need little more than 40 days to get to the South Pole, which would be somewhere around 14 January 2010.

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