The girls have done it!

Published on 04.01.2010 - Kaspersky Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition

By succeeding in reaching the South Pole, the ladies of the Kaspersky Commonwealth Expedition aim to send a strong message to everyone who tracked and monitored their adventure.

The team arrived at the South Pole without incident on the evening of 29th December. After the traditional ceremony of photos taken around the globe, they were invited like every other team that arrives at the Pole, to explore the new facilities at the Amundsen Scott base. Without doubt, what impressed them the most was the large heated day room hung with mirrors that enabled them to see themselves for the first time since they set out 38 days ago – and discover how much they had changed in the process...

In her report to announce their arrival, the expedition leader stressed the message that the group wanted to get across as a result of their achievement: "While we have been able to achieve this feat," wrote Felicity Aston, "and while we have been through a lot to get this far, our aim was also to give you the taste of adventure, to motivate you, all of you, to achieve your dreams. And if we can do it, you can do it, too..."

On 2nd January, the group boarded the Twin Otter and returned without problems to Patriot Hills (a flight lasting 3 hours and 45 minutes). Although the flight was at night and the group reached Patriot Hills in the dark, a huge meal awaited the women in the mess tent when they arrived at the base. Which just goes to show that ALE takes good care of its clients...

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