Very tough last week for Aussies Cas & Jonesy
Published on 22.01.2012 - Cas & Jonesy : Crossing the Ice
Every day just gets harder and harder for Cas & Jonesy. Jonesy's legs and ankles keep getting worse, while Cas' lips are bleeding and he is hallucinating from exhaustion.
Of all the sufferings the expeditioners still fighting with their last days on the ice have to endure these last days, the calvary of Cas & Jonesy is probably the toughest.
Here is what has been written on their blog on 20 January : "...A new record - 47.3 km! Track was a little slippery today -sometimes hard to control the skiing. Jonesy took a couple of falls, but no serious damage done. Tomorrow the guys are going to sleep in for an hour. Despite all of the pain, hunger, superficial wounds etc. fatigue is their biggest medical issue. They can't hold a proper conversation, they slur their words and their short term memory is very poor. This last week of the expedition will be a true insight into sleep deprivation!..."
Fortunately, the guys ciould pick up the cache that they'd left at 82 degrees and got to have their first full rationed meal since say 37 !