Little to Report from Punta Arenas

Submitted on October 22th @ 10:17pm local time (Chile Day 6)

Travellers in these regions will be all too familiar with the vagaries of the weather systems – and these last few days are no different. We wait patiently, but the first flight has yet to leave. On board that one will be a team of Norwegians who are aiming to travel the Amundsen route and arrive at the Pole on 14 December – time is still on their side but the margin for further delay is closing.

It is worth looking at their website at: http://southpole2011.net

Thankfully we are not shackled to a particular date although it would be wonderful of the Scott team could reach the Pole on 17 January which marks the centenary date of Captain Scott’s arrival.

Lou Rudd (Amundsen team) reports tonight for 23 October.

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Today's report is from Lou Rudd, member of the Amundsen team

Today's report is from Lou Rudd, member of the Amundsen team

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The "penguins" pictured here, left to right, are Kev Johnson, Mark Langridge and Vic Vicary AKA the Scott team

The "penguins" pictured here, left to right, are Kev Johnson, Mark Langridge and Vic Vicary AKA the Scott team

The Scott-Amundsen Race aims to raise money for the Royal British Legion. Show your support along with the guys here. Pictured left to right, they are Henry Worsley, Vic Vicary, Lennie Browne, Kev Johnson, Mark Langridge and Lou Rudd

The Scott-Amundsen Race aims to raise money for the Royal British Legion. Show your support along with the guys here. Pictured left to right, they are Henry Worsley, Vic Vicary, Lennie Browne, Kev Johnson, Mark Langridge and Lou Rudd

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  1. Chris Marshall on October 27, 2011 at 4:37 pm said:

    Hope you are all well and the weather clears long enough for you get away soon. Any chance of getting a picture of Lenny in a Penguin hat? Oh, and try to keep Mr Johnson off the red wine.

  2. Al Sylvester on October 24, 2011 at 7:08 am said:

    Guys, my team were held back in 2006 for 8 days, don’t depair, just eat as much as you can while your in Punta. You’ve done the hard training, so enjoy the time to relax, before you start the hard work. Thumbs up

  3. Mark Simmonds on October 24, 2011 at 6:34 am said:

    Hello Louis and team ! I have been keeping up with the updates and podcasts (voice messages). It’s fascinating, exciting, looking forward to the next messages. GO TEAM!

    Mark Simmonds, Jerry Atkins

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