South Pole solo
South 85 24.849 West 81 30.103
Distance: 12.7 nautical miles (happy with this because of conditions)
Time: 9 hours ( I stopped early to build a snow wall around a wall)
Weather: 30-35 knot head wind all day
Snow: like skiing on brie cheese (soft and very sticky)
Gee it was a tough day both physically and mentally. As soon as I took my first steps my sled runnners sank into the snow about 3-4 inches and that didn’t change all day.
Add to this the head wind and you have all the ingredients to test one’s strength – both physical and mental
When I think of all my aches and pains, I think of those who are really ill or sick and it gives me strength.
When I think am all alone out here, I think of you taking the journey with me….it gives me strength.
When I think of the tough weather and snow conditions, I think that if I just keep going it won’t last….and it gives me strength.
When I think wouldn’t it be good to stop and camp for the night, i think of getting home sooner and see everyone that matters…. and I keep going.
A reflective blog today
Yours in strength
Mark ‘Georgie’ Georgecategories: South Pole Solo