Tuesday, Day 4 – 99 Days after Amundsen: The 14th December is etched into every Polar Explorer as a THE DAY. 99 years ago Amundsen and his men reached the South Pole as the first ever. It was one of the biggest and most dramatic polar races of all time.
Our friends had hoped to reach the Geographical South Pole today, but weather put a stop to tat. Anyway, being totally alone out there and not on he crowded Pole is exactly like it was in 1911.
The day was geared towards the ocation. -24°C (which by now is like summer…). Not a cloud. AND no wind! The only struggle ewas that the snow in this area was at it’s slowest. It is more like man hauling the sledges on sand. Amundsen called the snow up on the Polar plateau ‘fish-glue’… Anyway, they put another 23 kilometre behind them, and are now on due course to hit the Pole tomorrow after noon Chilean time.
The celebrate Amundsen they sent us this photo of their interpretation of Amundsen’s famous photo.
Well done. We will update tonight (Wednesday) as they arrive.View 1 comments