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Sunday, 07 January 2018 23:10

Low Contrast Turns Up The Heat

The teams woke up to a clear, cold day roughly 45 nautical miles away from the South Pole. However, as they started skiing, the clouds began to move in, reducing contrast to zero for most of the day. Imagine standing inside a gigantic ping pong ball, not having the horizon, or any of the features in front of you as a reference. Skiing in zero contrast conditions is incredibly taxing both physically and mentally, but both teams accomplished 9 nautical miles South despite the challenges. Keith's team reported that the temperature reached 0°F during their last push while the sun came out for long enough to roast the team. It's hard to imagine being too hot in Antarctica, but it does happen! 

Listen to the linked audio update and leave some feedback for the team on our Facebook page!

AUDIO UPDATE FROM ANNIE'S TEAM: FEATURING ANNIE AGGENS

Photo below from Keith's team featuring right to left (Keith Heger, Rob Burns, Rob Jeffery, Danny Lubert, and Michael Gibbons)

Published in Expedition Updates
Sunday, 07 January 2018 00:39

Ticking Off Some Miles On a Bluebird Day

It was a beautiful bluebird day on the Antarctic plateau today with mild winds. The type of day that we dream about, and both of our teams took full advantage, skiing 8.2 and 9 nautical miles respectively. A long day on the trail plus a big dinner is the perfect recipe for a god nights sleep, and that's what our teams are looking forward to tonight.  Listen below to audio updates from both teams! PolarExplorers Facebook

AUDIO UPDATE FROM KEITH'S TEAM: FEATURING DANNY LUBERT

AUDIO UPDATE FROM ANNIE'S TEAM: FEATURING JEFF GLASBRENNER

Published in Expedition Updates