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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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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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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  1. Phil Rudd on November 12, 2011 at 6:07 am said:

    Hi Lou

    Im back in Peterborough for the weekend pity you can’t nip home for weekend. Here’s Connie to say a word…. Hi louis, You are such a brave person, i admired you doing this event that will go with a good course. I would say, keep going till the end of this event, we have so much faith on you. Your Dad is very proud of you. God bless you!!! Connie x. Ok Lou look forward to your next report take care Dad & Connie luv u xx

  2. Mark Simmonds on November 10, 2011 at 6:52 am said:

    Willy Warmers at the ready !

  3. Phil Rudd on November 9, 2011 at 9:32 pm said:

    Hi Lou

    Did warn you about jack frost likes to bite your willy listen to your old man. Please things are going well, keep up the good work,take care Dad xx

  4. Lucy Rudd on November 9, 2011 at 7:28 pm said:

    Louis make sure you keep yourself wrapped up, don’t want you coming back ‘half the man’ i know !!!!
    Amy said to tell you that her bedroom is very tidy, well it will be by the time you get home.
    Louis and Henry so glad the weather was better for you , and you were able to put some miles in.
    Really proud of all the men in both teams, keep safe and well
    Love Lucy Amy Sophie and Luke xx

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