The Race: Day 6 – “a mass of snakes”

AMUNDSEN TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 646 nmi

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Henry gives us another captivating account of the Amundsen team’s progress, on a day of winds of up to 40mph and temperatures as low as -38 degrees celsius, “our first real taste of the Antarctic wind”. An excerpt from Henry’s account:

“For about 4 hours mid-morning, we were enveloped by a 40mph wind and a wind chill of -38 degrees. The surface turned grey, and everywhere you looked it was on the move. Thin drift raced passed us from left to right, like a mass of snakes. The sun shone brightly but she was no match for the southwesterly wind as it raced to the sea.”

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SCOTT TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 708 nmi

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Today’s Scott team report is from Kev Johnson. Kev tells us that there have been “no major dramas”. which is always a blessing! He then passes on an apology from Mark regarding the absence of images sent back via satellite phone – not to worry chaps, we know you’re trying your best, just concentrate on getting to the Pole. We also learn that the guys have almost caught up with Scott’s position 100 years ago.

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  1. Phil Rudd on November 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm said:

    Hi lou

    Sounds like it’s getting chilly there. Take care when taking a leak not needing frostbite in the todger. I’m birthday boy today Christine cooked me fillet steak so we are really ruffing it back here enjoy your porridge. Love Dad

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