The Race: Day 5 – “like pulling a sumo wrestler through custard”

AMUNDSEN TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 651 nmi

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

In Association with the Royal British Legion

Lou Rudd reports on Day 5, the first full day without Lennie. Hopes of covering a lot of ground were hampered by difficult sledging conditions, akin to “pulling a sumo wrestler through custard”, according to Lou. Nonetheless, our intrepid duo pushed on for 8 hours and managed to clock a respectable 5.7 nautical miles despite extreme cold and tough sledging.

Lou also gives us a fascinating insight into their daily calorie intake, and how they keep up the high levels required by means of a special Antarctic diet.

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SCOTT TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 717 nmi

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Today’s report from the Scott team comes from Vic Vicary, who tells us about a day of changeable weather. The Scott team covered an excellent 8.55 nautical miles as they carry on with the momentum of the previous day. The guys end the day with some weary feet and high appetites.

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  1. Vic Vicary,
    just listened to your sit rep mate, you’re sounding good and positive, keep it going mucker and you’ll get there,
    Nice one. Well done.

  2. Phil Rudd on November 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm said:

    Hi Lou

    Great report from you today. Interesting to hear the weather conditions and eating arrangements. why did you not take dogs to pull the sledge. We are all moaning about the weather back here a freezing 10 degrees bet you would swap. Not sure if you are getting these messages hope so, take care love Dad

  3. Birgitt on November 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm said:

    Lieber Paul,
    alles Gute für Euch alle wünschen wir von hier aus Deutschland.
    Bleibt gesund und guter Dinge, herzlich Birgitt und Familie

  4. Alice S on November 7, 2011 at 3:39 pm said:

    Well done today Kev and Mark! Have a good night sleep ready for what tomorrow brings you. Keep going and remember its only walking!!

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