Daily Archives: November 3, 2011

The Race Begins! Day 1

AMUNDSEN TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 662 nmi

Lt Col Henry Worsley, leader of the Amundsen expedition

“…At 1pm today, we loaded our heavy sledges into the DC3 plane and set off for a frozen coastline 4 and half hours away. From 10,000 ft the view across the Ross Ice Shelf was humbling. As far as the eye could see, a white expanse stretched in all directions, dead flat, save for the scars of crevasse fields. Following a smooth landing, Lennie, Lou and myself climbed down from the plane, offloaded our sledges, and after a swift handshake with the Scott team, they departed for McMurdo Sound. The three of us were left to prepare ourselves for the journey ahead…”

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SCOTT TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 746 nmi

WO2 Mark Langridge MC, leader of the Scott ExpeditionMark Langridge reports from outside Scott’s hut on Cape Evans. The children at Our Lady’s Abingdon school get a special mention!

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