The Race: Day 14 – Finding the Way

AMUNDSEN TEAM

Distance remaining: 590 nmi
Total distance travelled: 78.9 nmi (11.8%)

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On Day 14 of the race we hear from Lou Rudd of Team Amundsen. It’s been a “cracking day” for the chaps as they notch up 10.1 nautical miles, their best distance yet by a mile (quite literally too – their previous best was 9.1). 

Ever the source of fascinating knowledge (remember the lat/long lecture?), Lou tells us how to go about navigating while walking to the South Pole. No doubt you’re all planning your own expeditions right now, so thanks for the information Lou!

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SCOTT TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 641 nmi
Total distance travelled: 100.98 nmi (13.6%)

 

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It’s been a day of “ups and downs” for the Scott team, according to Vic Vicary, and with sastrugi fields all around it seems the highs and lows will continue for some time yet. Despite the constant obstacles, the guys clock up an impressive 10.6 nautical miles. That puts them at the 100 nautical mile mark.

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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. Birgitt on November 16, 2011 at 5:31 pm said:

    Lieber Paul, wir lesen jeden Tag den Bericht und freuen uns mit Euch, dass Ihr trotz aller
    Widrigkeiten gut voran kommt. Bleib gesund und guten Mutes. Liebe Gruesse von Hans,Birgitt und allen anderen!!

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