The Race: Day 13 – On the 13th Day

AMUNDSEN TEAM

Distance remaining: 600 nmi
Total distance travelled: 68.8 nmi (10.2%)

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In Association with the Royal British Legion

Henry Worsley gives us today’s report from the Amundsen team. We hear about their 13th day, full of rest, well deserved, but productive nonetheless. Knowing the Amundsen team, there’s always something to be done, even on a day off! 

Henry’s report, as always, resounds with the epic spirit of adventure of Scott and Amundsen.

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SCOTT TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 652 nmi
Total distance travelled: 90.4 nmi (12.2%)

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The Scott team report today comes from leader Mark Langridge, who laments on the continuing delays caused by sastrugi (for a definition, please see our new Polar glossary). The guys celebrate their own milestone, crossing from 78 to 79 degrees south, with a little liquid refreshment provided by Chivas Regal. We might wonder whether Chivas Regal better with pork scratchings or boost bars!

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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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  1. Charles Swithinbank on November 15, 2011 at 5:06 pm said:

    On 4 November at the James Caird Society in Dulwich we were given a tot of the recreated Shackleton Scotch whisky made from the original recipe. Very stimulating!

    I’m following you every step of the way! Keep it up.

    Charles

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