The Race: Day 11 – Pride & Poppies

The Scott-Amundsen Race aims to raise money for the Royal British Legion. Show your support along with the guys here. Pictured left to right, they are Henry Worsley, Vic Vicary, Lennie Browne, Kev Johnson, Mark Langridge and Lou Rudd

Today's report is dedicated to the Royal British Legion, for its support of the Scott-Amundsen Race. Pictured left to right, they are Henry Worsley, Vic Vicary, Lennie Browne, Kev Johnson, Mark Langridge and Lou Rudd

AMUNDSEN TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 608 nmi

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In Association with the Royal British Legion

Today’s report from Amundsen team leader Henry Worsley is dedicated to the Royal British Legion, for its great support of the expedition, on one of its most important days of the year – Remembrance Sunday.

Henry reports on a day “exceptionally kind” weather, with no cloud or wind and relatively reasonable temperatures. An excellent surface helped the two-man team notch up their best distance yet at 9.1 nautical miles. I’m sure we’re all pleased to hear that they’re increasing their distances slowly but surely, with dogged determination. 

Tomorrow will be a special day for the guys as they expect to cross the 80 degrees south mark. We should all agree that they’re both very deserving of the “liquid celebration” they have planned!

Henry finishes his report with a poignant quote from Scott.

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MAP AND SITREP

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SCOTT TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 673 nmi

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Vic Vicary tells of the Scott team’s Day 11, its “worst so far” says the team. The unlucky trio found themselves in another crevasse field, and this time it’s Kev Johnson’s turn for a close encounter with a crevasse. Thank heavens for that “large stock of boost bars”, eh Kev? The Scott team’s crevasse survival technique would appear to be heavily dependent on secret food supplies!

Despite the tough going, the Scott team is happy with the 7.6 nautical miles and, as ever, morale seems high. Onwards, chaps, onwards.

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LETTERS FROM HOME

It seems a fitting day to launch our new feature, Letters from Home, in which we give voice to the loved ones of our intrepid adventurers. This week, Wendi Langridge shares her thoughts:
 
“It has been 3 long years of preparation for my husband, my hero, who is finally embarking on his expedition, fulfilling his dreams. I write this as an honorary member of The South Pole Lonely Wives’ Club, due to Mark having already been on a solo expedition to The South Pole in 2008/2009. Mark knows that if it were not for the love and support of everyone at home, he would not be able to achieve this lifetime ambition. Mark has the most amazing willpower I have ever known – if only he could give some to me – and his determination and strength are truly admirable.”

 
“Since my return from Punta Arenas I have put all of my energy into raising money and gaining support for the lads. I felt such a part of it when they were preparing to leave Chile, it was very hard to leave. It can get lonely at times but our English Bull Terrier, Bullit, keeps me on my toes and he too misses his Daddy, although it is great being able to follow them on the website. On that note I would like to thank the sponsors, family, friends, and all the people out there who we do not know, for their continuing support, and of course thank you for all the donations.”
 

Wendi Langridge with Bullit the English Bull Terrier

Wendi Langridge with Bullit the English Bull Terrier

If you’re a family member or close friend, and would like to send your message out to all the readers, please do email Andrew Gough (webmaster) at info@scottamundsenrace.org.


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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