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Into Thinner Air

After relatively pleasant conditions yesterday, it was back to the familiar trial by sastrugi today, with a variety ...

12/12/2017

Grinding to a Halt

Fine progress down here today in the coldest place on the planet, but I gather the infrastructure of ...

11/12/2017

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Recharging

I’ve had a cheeky afternoon off today, as I want to start my climb up the Wujek Ridge ...

18/11/2017

Guest post: Mission Motorsport

Hi all, I’m Chris Read, a former LCpl in the Royal Engineers. Deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and the ...

17/11/2017

Uphill Struggle

I’m currently parked on the Ford Ice Piedmont, just under 12km from the bottom of the Wujek Ridge, ...

17/11/2017

Into 82

The weather was absurdly good today, and I can’t recall a single one of the 108 days Tarka ...

16/11/2017

Half-marathon

When I was grumbling about the weather here to my fiancée, Pip, via satellite phone last night she ...

15/11/2017

Bare-cheeked Face

Another day, another whiteout. The wind died out completely at some point in the night and it was ...

14/11/2017

Elliptical

There was no warm, benevolent force looking out for me today, alas. Instead I’ve had ten hours outside ...

13/11/2017

The Two Ronnes

In a nutshell: grim up until about 4pm, glorious from around 5pm onwards. I’m typing this at nine in ...

12/11/2017

Mountains!

The wind woke me up at about 4am, and it was blowing so hard that I wondered if ...

11/11/2017

By the Seaside

At some point this morning I stepped from land on to the ocean (well, a colossal ice shelf, ...

10/11/2017

Whiteout

Not a great deal to report today as I didn’t see a single thing between taking my tent ...

09/11/2017

Day One

Go If there’s one thing Antarctica seems to abhor, it’s a rigid plan. The update just after breakfast ...

08/11/2017