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.

Contact us

Please feel free to drop us a mail with your comments and suggestions.


Focus on

Expedition website

The Coldest Journey (Sir Ranulph Fiennes & Team)

Antarctic 2012-2013 - ongoing

25.10.2012

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is back in the Antarctic for a world first. He will lead a team of explorers to conquer…



Support the IPF

Support us

All donations to the IPF are tax deductible.

Donations can be made by various means, depending if they are made by a company or by individuals.

Support Us


Polar Explorers

3 Random Polar Explorers from our directory. More inside!

Browse all explorers


Keep in Touch

RSS Feeds

Subscribe to our RSS feeds to be warned in real time when the website is updated.