The Race: Day 3 & a Farewell Message

AMUNDSEN TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 661 nmi (no progress)

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Today's audio update is from Lennie Browne, member of the Amundsen team

In Association with the Royal British Legion

It’s a sad day for the Amundsen team as Lennie Browne announces that he must withdraw from the race. In the extreme conditions of the Antarctic, tough decisions must be made for the safety of those involved. This is a lesson we have learnt from history. Listen on.

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SCOTT TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 733 nmi

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Kev Johnson reports on the journey from Camp 1 to Camp 2, including some easy going towards McMurdo Sound. The guys were fortunate enough to be allowed inside the Discovery Hut at McMurdo Station – I’m sure we’re all looking forward to seeing the photos! We also hear about some unexpected sleeping companions.

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  1. Lennie,

    Very sorry for you. I imagine you were gutted, but still you are very inspirational to us mere mortals by the fact that you were even out there to be in that situation. I’m expecting to do a crossing of Greenland in March next year and one of my concerns is the amount I sweat when training. It was difficult to understand all the details around your situation from the audio report so I’d be really keen to hear a bit more about it if perhaps you’d be interested in exchanging an email?

    Very best of luck for your fundraising and whatever you choose to do thereafter.

    Kind regards,

    Andy.

  2. Andy Seymour on November 5, 2011 at 5:52 pm said:

    Lennie, Sorry to hear the bad news mate, I’m feelin yer pain. I’m sure the right decision was made – Stay safe and keep yer head up.
    Andy

  3. Richard Hall on November 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm said:

    Sad news indeed Lennie and a personal blow I am sure. However you must remain assured this was not only a brave but thoroughly correct decison to make and that you have also achieved infinitley more than many people, in simply getting to Antarctica and facing the hardships of that environment for which rightly you should now feel an enormous sense of achievement.

    The best of luck in fundraising on the home front!

    Kind regards

    Richard Hall

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