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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  1. Jez George on November 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm said:

    Have the best of luck all of you, 740 miles to sweat the wine off Kev!
    step safe,
    Jezza

  2. Phil Rudd on November 3, 2011 at 6:47 pm said:

    Hi Lou good to hear you have got to the start, get cracking then and if you get tied just jump on the sledge and let them tow you that’s what friends are for lol. I’m still at Chris’s I read your reports out to them. bye for now Dad

  3. Lucy, Sophie, Amy, Luke and Bailey Rudd on November 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm said:

    Louis Henry lennie glad you are finally on your way, stay safe, look after each other on your exciting journey.
    Louis/ dad very proud of you, counting down the days until you come home.
    Love Lucy and critters xx

  4. Peter Otway on November 3, 2011 at 11:59 am said:

    That’s excellent news Henry and Mark. I just looked at the Scott Base webcam: all clear to the south and temp -15C. I thought Mark might like to know that! Long may it last! Peter

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