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christian posted on 21 Dec 2008, 10:28 GMT

DAY 19 – SATURDAY: BACK WERE WE BELONG




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ANTARCTICA

38

37 km  

2447 m above sea level

Sunny

Antarctica

-87.9210 / -75.3090

(ENGLISH BELOVE) Nok en vindfull og kald dag, men denne gangen var de klare for den og dermed helt tilbake på rundetidene sine: 37.7 kilometer.
Igjen var det frisk bris og isende kaldt ved start. Men gårsdagen hadde vært en bra leksjon, og de følte de mestret det hele mye bedre. De virkelig nøt dagen, som ikke bare ga dem bedre sastugi men til og med dempet vinden frem mot camp.
Så det var ’happy campers’ som gikk til sengs (pose). For alt fungerte. De hadde nemlig reorganisert en del igjen. Morten, som jo er 10 or de andres senior, sliter mer med kulda enn de andre. Så de lettet pulken hans og det utjevnet det hele og hjalp alle.
Planen er nå og fortsette i samme tralten. De ser ingen grunn for å stunte på slutte, og vil heller ha noe i bakhånd om – OM.
Klarer de å komme inn på den 26te og gjøre dette på under 25 dager, vil de ha gjort turen med et gjennomsnitt på rundt 35 kilometer pr dag. Det er noe man aldri har sett tidligere i Antarktis.

DAY 19 – SATURDAY: BACK WERE WE BELONG
Another windy and cold day, but for this one they were mentally back on top and was back and bang on schedule: 37,7 km.
The wind was there again this morning, and made it ’fresh’. But yesterday had served as a good lesson, and they were well on top of things today. They enjoys a very good days work, and was rewarded with somewhat less sastugie and even less wind as they neared camp!
It was a very happy lot. But that came also from reorganising the sledges a bit. Morten, being the others some 10 years senior, struggle a bit in the cold, so they took some weight off his sledge, and that made for a much more even day.
The plan to continue as they do, and have said they see no reason to making a run for it. This pace should more than meet their targets, and they prefer to keep a bit in reserve for the ‘big IF’.
If they get in at the 26th in the evening they will average of about 35 kilometre pr day, - and that is figures never seen before in Antarctica. – Again if…


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