J.-E. Nilson is in South America

Published on 09.11.2011 - Climate Neutral Pole 2 Pole

After 31 days non stop raining, Johan Ernst Nilson made it to Carthagena, Columbia. He does not know if it will be possible to reach South Pole.

Johan Ernst Nilson together with Carl Robert continue meeting local organizations dealing with humanitarian help. In Panama, they had a great meeting with the Red Cross International : no doubt that these people gave them news from Pat Farmer who had been there some weeks before them.

From their diary (30 October 2011) : "Panama. Fantastic meeting with Red Cross in Panama. Despite the heavy rain me and Carl Robert managed to meet up with one of the worlds most important organizations. The world would be a better place if there were more people like the team at Red Cross Panama…"

Having said that, Nilson seems to be quite worried about his future crossing of the Antarctic. In his last blog dated 08 November, here is what the Swedish traveller has written : "... Finally in Cartagena. After a long travel we finally made it over the Darien Gap and we now have the first day with sun after 31 days of non stop raining. Now we are heading for Ecuador.
There will be some hard decisions coming up regarding Antarctica, because of the situation but we will come back on that point. Now I will try to enjoy at least on day without rain... "


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