The Race: Day 8 – The Man in Black

AMUNDSEN TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 633 nmi

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In Association with the Royal British Legion

Henry Worsley reports on Day 8 of the Amundsen team’s trek to the South Pole. Despite achieving their best distance yet at 8.1 nautical miles, Henry tells us that they’re not yet up to speed and won’t be for another couple of weeks. With progress already ramping up as quickly as it is, we should soon expect marathon distances!

Henry also admits to an unconventional “alternative power source”, in the absence of a dog team. We should all wonder whether Amundsen would have benefited from a little Johnny Cash too! (Images abound of the “Man in Black” in the land of perpetual white.)

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MAP AND SITREP

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SCOTT TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 688 nmi

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The Scott team is really picking up the pace, notching up an excellent 10.5 nautical miles, their best yet! It was a day of broken records for the team, with the coldest temperatures recorded so far at -16 degrees celcius (wind chill) and their highest altitude yet at 266ft above sea level.

Vic Vicary reminds us that tomorrow, November 11, is a very special day for all those involved, “so keep those donations coming”. Our sentiments exactly, Vic!

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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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