Not far from the Pole now…
Published on 29.12.2008 - IceCold in Antarctica
Despite being tired and suffering from blisters, Eric Larsen's group continues to make good progress and is slowly but surely making its way to the Pole.
In their last update, all they could talk about were blisters, painful muscles and extreme fatigue. This time around, while fatigue and blisters were still a topic, they are already beginning to think about their arrival date at the Pole.
This team has not been very consistent in sending back its daily dispatches. This means that we do not have much news about them, nor do we know their position on a day-to-day basis or even how much ground they have covered to date. But despite that, on 22nd December their HQ reported that on Saturday 20th December, the team was approximately 300 kilometres from the Pole and that in 8 hours on that particular day, they had covered 26 kilometres while climbing 700 metres. According to the writer, they should reach the Pole at the very beginning of January.
The group celebrated Christmas by deciding to march for just four hours that day and to spend the rest of the time opening small gifts and preparing a different kind of meal.