Todd continues alone

Published on 08.12.2007 - Sub-Zero Antarctic Expedition

It has been a tough start for the Todd Carmichael and Jason de Carteret expedition. Jason has been evacuated because he was suffering from serious foot problems as they scaled the polar plateau.

In fact, the beginning of the whole adventure has been hard on both men. Not only did they quickly encounter technical problems with their satellite transmissions, which prevented them from sending any film clips and photos back to their base camp, Jason de Carteret started suffering severe pain in his feet during the first few days of their adventure.

Let us remind you that on this route from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole, the first days of the trek are spent working your way up a long climb to the polar plateau. This involves climbing from sea level to an altitude of 2500 metres over the course of about 70 km. Some expeditions cover the distance in two or three days, while others, less fit, take longer.

This was certainly the case for this expedition. After having reached the plateau, the men took the decision to call in ALE's Twin Otter from Patriot Hills to evacuate Jason, while Todd would continue alone. The latest news we have is that he is progressing at a rate of about 20 km a day. Despite the fact that he is now alone in his endeavours, the 44-year-old businessman is in great shape.

His position on 7th December: 82°3568 S / 79°7289 E. He has already covered 411 km.

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