The Final Big Push?
Published on 21.12.2008 - Expedition Earth
Here are extracts from an update published on Todd Carmichael's website on December 19 2008. Brian Hart (36), one of his closest friends and brother in law, is reporting.
89.51972S / 95.01397W
I did not receive a call from Todd last night, though he did activate his secondary beacon locater, the so-called "Yellowbrick", which intermittently transmits his coordinates. Though he has certainly moved ahead since the latest transmission was sent, the Yellowbrick showed Todd a little more than half way through the final degree. This would put him still some 28 nautical miles from the South Pole.
The two likely reasons Todd has not called in: most probably he is completely focused on making a huge final push to 90 degrees south over this last day or two and is content to update us later. There is also the possibility he has been unable to charge the sat phone or has had some other issue with it. I will update this site as soon as I have any new information.