The Race: Day 10 – Drastic Measures

AMUNDSEN TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 617 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 brings us news from the Amundsen team’s 10th day of the race. The guys walked 8.7 nautical miles today, their best distance yet by a slim margin as the weight of food carried slowly lessens. We hear about poor Lou’s heels, some “drastic” modifications to footwear, and which type of horse Henry is most like.

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SCOTT TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 681 nmi

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Today’s report from the tent-bound Scott team comes from leader Mark Langridge. Unfortunately, with the storm that came up yesterday still in full flow, Mark, Vic and Kev have had no choice but to stay in their tent and wait for it to pass. Mark reminds us that Scott too was tent-bound for a number of days. We all hope they each brought a good book!

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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. Claudia on November 14, 2011 at 4:06 am said:

    Paul, Wishing you and everyone with you a great success on your journey and all the best. Keeping in touch and listening to all the updates along the way. We are thinking of you all here in Denver, Colorado!!! Your US cousins :)

  2. Peter Otway on November 12, 2011 at 11:24 pm said:

    Hello Mark, I was concerned to hear about your crevasse and gale problems. It’s probably no consolation to know that the Scott Base webcams and weather station recorded clear weather with peaks of only 15-18 knots while you were sitting out the gale! Perhaps you should blame your twin frustrations on local effects due to Minna Bluff? Let’s hope you’re underway again today with a clear run ahead all the way to the Beardmore!
    All the very best, Peter

  3. Stephen Lowry on November 12, 2011 at 10:57 pm said:

    Hi everybody following your expedition with great interest, fantastic work. Poignant note, it is 99 years today that captain Scott and his colleagues were discovered.

  4. David and Rahel on November 12, 2011 at 5:15 pm said:

    Hello Paul! We hope the weather is not holding you back for much longer and you’ll be speeding along again soon! We are thinking of you and keep our fingers crossed for your team, x

  5. Birgitta on November 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm said:

    hallo Vic, wir hoffen für Euch, dass die wetterbedingungen bald besser werden. Alles gute für euch, die oberstdorfer

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