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Explorers-News posted on 12 Jan 2012, 10:51 GMT

They did IT - crossing antarctica




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On Ice

Antarctica

46

1 km  

1 m above sea level

Sunny

Antarctica

-80.0000 / -70.0000

Thursday morning / Hercules Inlet 08:55: Woaaaaw! They did it. This morning they reached the Hercules Inlet and with that their goal through these last 46 days and more than 1750km. It has been a fantastic effort and a crossing of Antarctica they can be very proud of.

They stared out yesterday 260km from Hercules, just before midnight they called in and had 100km left. The wind had been varying and difficult, but they had managed to balance out sail sizes and loads. Last night, they had a short rest before pushing on. Weather forecasts predicted the wind would die down later on Friday, so off they went.

Now they are very happy. They have pitched the tents and at 10:00 Chilean time they will know if ALE can come and get them. The weather right now is windy with partly poor visibility / white-out, but they were optimistic they would get the weather window the pilots needed. – Stay tuned. More to come!

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eivind says :
Gratulerer Silje, Gørild, Teo, Rory, Jacob og ikke minst Christian med kjempeinnsats!

Eivind
Posted on GMT 12 January 2012, 14:10:48