Day 60: Onwards into 2012

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AMUNDSEN TEAM

Distance to the Pole (straight line): 107 nmi
Total distance travelled: 591.8 nmi

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In Association with the Royal British Legion

Lou Rudd of Team Amundsen wishes a Happy New Year to everyone, on this, the 1st of January 2012 and Day 60 of the Scott-Amundsen Centenary Race. After yesterday’s rest day, today was a hard one for Henry and Lou with unseasonably low temperatures of -48 degrees wind chill. We should hope that the frostbite, blisters and other ailments are only superficial, and will heal with time – we’re sure that Henry and Lou are doing everything they can to keep themselves in one piece. The guys end the day on 12.4 nautical miles.

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SCOTT TEAM

Distance to the Pole (straight line): 236 nmi
Total distance travelled: 542.3 nmi

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Mark Langridge reports for Team Scott on Day 60. The guys are free of the sastrugi field, but not without a detour to the east with some time spent walking in a southerly direction. Conditions up on the plateau are considerably harder than on the Ross Ice Shelf, and Team Scott are encountering new problems, the result of the frighteningly low temperatures. Mark likens frost in their goggles to a car windscreen in winter – just do what the rest of us normal people do and use a credit card to scrape it off! Mark is realistic about his daily distance targets, and estimates arrival at the pole for the 18th or 19th. Food will be tight but they are able to set aside enough for an additional two days’ march. 

Mark ends his report with a thank you to his neighbours Troy and Jenny for their fundraising efforts.

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