The Race: Day 15 – “In Tune with the Rhythm”

AMUNDSEN TEAM

Distance remaining: 580 nmi
Total distance travelled: 89.6 nmi (13.4%)

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On Day 15, we hear from Henry Worsley who gives us encouraging news on their ever-strengthening progress. Great weather, gathering momentum and the subsiding aches and pains are all being reflected seemingly on a daily basis, as each new report brings with it another record breaker. This time, 10.7 nautical miles, their best yet! Keep it up lads.

Henry reflects on his desire not to become a “slave” to daily distances, start and finish times, and instead enjoy walking in the footsteps of Amundsen now that they’re “in tune with the rhythm of the journey”. Could that be our favourite Worsley quote yet?

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SCOTT TEAM

Distance to the Pole: 630 nmi
Total distance travelled: 112.3 nmi (15.1%)

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Kev Johnson gives us today’s Scott team report. We hear about a cheerful Mark, pleased with their best daily distance to date at 11.3 nautical miles. It’s a short but sweet report from Kev, who ends his monologue with a message of thanks.

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LETTERS FROM HOME

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

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INTERACTIVE MAP

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