Daily Archives: November 9, 2011

The Race: Day 7 – That Blessed Hat

AMUNDSEN TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 641 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 for the Amundsen team today, on a day of conditions in stark contrast to yesterday’s. Bright sun, warm temperatures (relatively speaking) and no wind whatsoever, all attributed to the team’s best day yet of travel. Henry and Lou clocked an excellent 7.4 nautical miles as they finally begin to build up momentum. Keep it up chaps!

We also get a rather personal insight into some of the more “intimate” hazards of trekking through the Antarctic. It’s a lesson to all us fellows to keep a hat handy in cold weather.

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MAP AND SITREP

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SCOTT TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 699 nmi

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Today’s Scott team report comes from team leader Mark Langridge, with high winds blustering all around. A brief message today but filled with the characteristic Scott team optimism and high morale that we’re all getting used to. The guys clock up 9.23 nautical miles, just 0.4 short of their team best, an excellent result given the relatively steep ascent from 98 to 225ft above sea level. Good work guys, keep it up.

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MAP AND SITREP

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INTERACTIVE MAP

Keep track of both teams with our interactive Google Earth map. Zoom in to see each day’s progress, with the position marked by pictures of team leaders Henry Worsley and Mark Langridge. Click on the icon to see that day’s sitrep in full.


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