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christian posted on 08 Dec 2008, 09:05 GMT

DAY 6 – SUNDAY: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU




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On Ice

ANTARCTICA

25

32 km  

1060 m above sea level

Sunny

Antarctica

-83.8570 / -73.5450

(ENGLISH BELOVE) Christian fulte 33 i dag, de stoppet tidlig, men allikevel toppet de 30 km!
Det ble en verdig dag. En bris fra sør-vest med en krystallklar, høy himmel bekreftet det Antarktiske sommer-høytrykket. Samtidig ble det noe mindre sastruugi utover dage, noe som nok gjorde at de klarte 30,1 km selv om de stoppet en økt tidligere. Det var en overraskende og kjærkommen ekstragave.
Selv Mortens kropp, som har slitt de siste dagene med hevelser og vann ansamlinger var bedre på kvelden. Så det var helt klart alle gledet seg til å gå en økt mindre og få en fest. Faktisk prøvde bursdagsbarnet å vekke de andre 2 timer for tidlig. Og dette på tross av at han viste det ikke ville vanke gaver pga veks regimet!
Dagen fløy og på kvelden var det spesialbragt norsk mat, taler, sanger, 3 ballonger, en kork med ’medisin’ og en hel seigmann! – Som de vektfriker de er, hadde de testet ut seigmann mot seigkvinne. Men de veide akkurat det samme! Men da de oppdaget at kvinnen hadde større lår og bryst men mindre hode, valgte de kloklig Laban seigmenn for ikke å støte rasende kvinnegrupper.
Man skal ikke si at man ikke prøver å tenke på alt når man skal på tur…

DAY 6 – SUNDAY: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Christian turned 33 today, they stopped early, but even a party did not stop them from topping 30K!
A breeze and a clear high sky confirmed the Antarctic summer High pressure. It paved the way for a truly memorable day. Knowing they were going to stop early to party, and having sastrugi that lessened through the day meant they reached 30,1 kilometre. That was an added surprise gift!
Even Mortens body, that have struggled with some (liquid) swellings the last couple of days, was better this evening.
It was clear they all looked forward to this day. The birthday kid so much he tried to wake the others up 2 hour early. – Even he knew there was not to be any presents due to weight saving!
The day flew and the party was filled with true Norwegian food, songs, speeches, 3 balloons, a cork of something that really warmed them and a ‘seigmann’. (A Norwegian jelly figure loved by kids and explorers). Being weight freaks they had tested the weight of ‘seg’menn and ‘seig’women and found them to be the same. But seeing the women with bigger thighs and breast but smaller head the did not risk offending Norwegian women groups and opted for the ‘seigman’ Laban…
If that is not covering every aspect of an expedition, we don’t know…

Photo: Christian the birthday kid rigging his solar panel on the tent to be ready to receive congratulations by sat phone…


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