South Pole 2013: Audio Blog 12

South Pole 2013: Audio Blog 12


Hi this is Kate from Team Glenfiddich. Today
is Monday the 9th of December. The team have covered about 17 kilometres again today, putting
up with temperature of minus 37 with a bit of wind chill involved. That meant, therefore,
that the incline for the last few kilometres was actually quite welcome as it gave people
a chance to kind of work a little bit harder and therefore keep a little bit warmer cos
with temperatures down at minus 37 it really is so important to keep things covered up
and to certainly keep the extremeties warm. One of the great things that the teams have
really sort of relished over the last couple of days, the change in format, now that it’s
no longer a race but let’s call it an adventure, still a challenge by any stretch of the imagination,
is that all three teams are camping together [illegible] which means that there’s a lot
more socialising going on and a lot more sharing of experiences which is a big reason, big
part of what this is all about. So the three teams were able to compare notes, see how
everyone’s doing, jolly each other along and spirits are generally high. And of course,
as usual, as you’d expect, a strong bit of healthy banter flying around. So we’ve just
got a little over 60 kilometres to go, until we reach our goal of the South pole and I
think I speak for everyone concerned when I say that although we’re trying to savour
every minute because it is really a very special once in a lifetime experience, we’re all looking
forward to getting, getting to our goal and feeling that great sense of achievement.

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